If you have been involved in a car accident and are seeking experts in injury compensation claims in Leeds to offer you the advice you need to get started on your claim give a call to Michael Lewin Solicitors and us guide you through the claims process.

If you are guilty of using your mobile phone whilst driving you could be putting yourself and other road users at risk. Lack of care to the road and those around you whilst driving could result in a serious or even fatal road traffic accident not to mention hefty fines and points on your license.

Using a mobile phone whilst driving severely reduces your reaction times and research shows that mobile phone users are four times more likely to be involved in an accident.

It is an offense to use an hand-held phone (or similar communication device) whilst driving and if you are caught breaking this law you will receive a fixed £60 fine 3 points on your license and a trip to court which could result in fines of up to £1000 if convicted. The law takes the use of mobile phones so seriously due to the extreme risk they pose. Even though hands-free devices are legal if a road traffic accident occurs during use and you are deemed responsible you can be prosecuted for ?failure to have proper control of your vehicle? or even for dangerous driving.

Suffered a car accident injury and need expert compensation claims advice in Leeds? Michael Lewin offers a friendly compassionate and expert service to help you maximise the results of your claim.

Mr S suffered when someone drove into the rear of the car he was driving. Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to help him claim the £1337 he deserved for this unfortunate accident as he was not at fault.

It’s important that you drive in a safe manner on the road. Ensuring you:

? Comply with the law at all times

? Drive at a speed suitable for the road conditions and within the speed limit

? Leave adequate stopping distance to the vehicle ahead of you

? Avoid driving when tired or make sure you take suitable breaks on long journey’s (recommended 15 minute break in each two hours of driving)

? Have a correctly maintained vehicle (e.g. windscreen wipers fully working tyre tread is above the legal limit and tyre pressure is correct oil and waters levels are as they should be)

? Do not use your mobile phone for any method of communication whilst driving.

By following the above guidelines you can minimise the risk of you being involved in an incident for which you are liable.

If you have had a car accident in which you sustained injury and are seeking advice on compensation claims give Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds a call on: 0844 844 8180.

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