Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone.
In addition, there are distractions of the similar kind- eating, drinking, as well as smoking in the car, can all be or turn into serious distractions for the driver. While it may seem relatively harmless to treat yourself with a bite of your favourite chocolate or empty a can of Coke or even light a cigarette while behind the wheel, this presumption is somewhat deceiving.
You might acidentally choke on your food, the can of Coke can slip out of your hand and you may accidentally drop your cigarette, which will then distract you and you may lose control of the vehicle. Therefore, in order to avoid a car accident, eating, drinking and smoking should be avoided when driving.
If you have been involved in a car accident, that was not your fault, and was caused by a distracted driver, please do not hesitate to contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists on 0800 0891331 who will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation you deserve.