If you sustained a whiplash injury in Colvend following an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline today and get the help you need to make a claim.
Accidents caused by driving whilst using mobile phones
However safe you may be as a driver, you may from time to time have to deal with a driver who is not as safe as you, and if you are travelling as a passenger this can be frustrating and frightening.
If you are a passenger in a car where the driver is texting whilst they are driving, you may want to tell them to stop, but not know how to get your point across and make sure that they don’t do it whilst you are in the car.
Texting whilst driving means that the driver will not be fully focusing on the road, and this can lead to an accident and a subsequent whiplash injury in Colvend for you or the driver.
If you do sustain a whiplash injury in Colvend as the result of your driver’s negligence, you should consider claiming compensation against them. The fact that they were distracted should help you to make your whiplash injury in Colvend compensation claim successfully.
Whiplash injury in Colvend
Following a whiplash injury in Colvend, you’ll probably want to ensure that you are as safe as possible. Here are some ways to reduce the chances of an accident if someone you know is driving while using their mobile phone:
- Be upfront. The easiest way to get a friend to stop texting whilst you are on the road is to be upfront and ask them to stop. Simply say that them texting and driving is making you feel nervous, and ask them to stop until you have gotten to a safer place to do it.
- Safety in numbers. If you and the other people in the car are uncomfortable with how a driver is behaving, whether this means texting whilst you are in the car, drink driving or some other form of dangerous behaviour, all of you should speak up at once, and the driver should feel outnumbered and cease this behaviour.
- Try being subtle. Instead of coming right out and asking them to stop texting, if you don’t know the driver very well you may want to think about being more subtle and asking them if they want you to send a text for them from their or your phone, or make a call for them.
- Point out other drivers doing the same. If you can point out other drivers texting as a bad example of a driver as early as possible, this approach should subconsciously force your own driver to avoid doing similar things.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you experienced a whiplash injury in Colvend following an accident, we can help you to make a claim. All you need to do is make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline and discuss your case with our friendly, professional advisors.
The team will talk you through what has happened and help you to decide whether or not it is worth your while moving forward with a claim. If you decide to proceed, and experienced injury lawyer will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary) for any accident and whiplash injury in Colvend, even if you were not driving.
Date Published: 14th May 2014
Author: David Brown