Whatever you assume the reasons for a car crash to be, claiming compensation will depend on more than an assumption.
There are often several factors at play in a collision and the more you can unearth, the better.
A quick look inside the other driver’s vehicle can give you some clues
Many people have one or more screens in their car, any of which can take attention away from the road. Here are some to consider:
- Phone screens: You may be able to get phone records to see if the driver was on a call or message when they crashed. Yet, even a quick glance at a notification can be enough to crash.
- Navigation system screens: While you can set these up to instruct you audibly, some drivers prefer to keep the sound off and use them as a map. Doing so means focusing on the screen for a few seconds at a time.
- Delivery system screens: Commercial drivers need to know where to go for pick-ups and drop-offs. Sometimes this is done through phone apps, other times through separate devices. Both take their attention away from the road.
- Entertainment screens: Hopefully, the driver was not watching a video when driving. Yet if they had the video on for the kids, they may have glanced at it occasionally.
It is always wise to assume distraction played a part in a crash. Few, if any, drivers manage to keep their full attention on the road all the time. Getting help to understand what other factors to consider in a car crash can help you get the compensation you deserve.