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Mobile phone related deaths UK

Mobile phone related deaths UK

Causing death by dangerous driving or death by careless driving whilst using a mobile phone can result, in the former case a jail term of life.

Drivers who cause death by using their mobile phones (it may also apply to using hands-free devices) may still get life.  If the charge is death by careless driving, the jail term may be 14 years.

There were 10,000 reported motorists caught twice behind the wheel over the last 4 years.  Incidents that may give rise to a charge for careless driving or dangerous driving are listed below, but beware, if a momentary lapse of using your mobile (or cell phone) which caused death or serious injury may result in up to life imprisonment.

Fatal road accident claims

Examples that may mobile use giving rise to compensation for death whilst driving a car

Many typical examples are:

  • quick look at who text
  • texting
  • making a call
  • receiving a call
  • checking emails
  • sending emails
  • playing music
  • the list is now endless with smart phones.

Everyone is urged to put their mobile phone in the glove box to prevent temptation and the devastating result of an accident to the driver and to those who may be injured or killed as a result.

Compensation for death by using a mobile phone behind the wheel

Families left devastated by the death of a loved one following a fatal car accident claim will no doubt be pleased to hear of the increase in the sentence.  However this does not match any increase for:

However the compensation levels are available to help families whose lives have been devastated by the loss of a close family member. Contact us now for family help and support via our fatal car accident helpline.

The current penalties for the offence are listed below.

Fatal car accident mobile charges

Mobile phone deaths in the UK behind the wheel

There is a lot of information on our website to cover this important and ever changing topic and the links below will guide you through the most important issues:

Using Mobile Phone Behind The Wheel – Fatal – CU80

Fatal Road Accident – Using Mobile Phone

Fatal accidents claims and mobile phone usage

Fatal Accidents Claims and Mobile Phone Usage

It is reported that there are 10,000 motorists have been caught twice for being distracted whilst driving a motor vehicle on UK Roads over the last 4 years.

Many such incidents go without tragic results such as:

  • quick look at who text
  • texting
  • making a call
  • receiving a call
  • checking emails
  • sending emails
  • playing music
  • the list is now endless with smart phones.

However using mobiles phones behind the wheel are distracting to the extent they are akin to a drink driving charge.  Of almost 240,000 motorists that have been caught since 2012, only 284 have received a ban.

Fatal road accident claims

Put Your Mobile Phone Away In Your Car

To prevent you being distracted but your mobile phone away so that you cannot get access to it such as your glove box.  One tragic loss of concentration can result in a fatal road traffic accident.  You could kill somebody.  It is not worth it.

Police Will Check Your Phone

As is routine in any serious accidents the police will check your mobile phone records to see if you were using your phone immediately prior to a any accident including a fatal accident claim.  If there is not a great deal of evidence as to the cause of the accident, if you were using your mobile phone it may be suggestive that you will be at fault and you could be charged with causing death by dangerous driving or causing death by careless driving the former can lead to a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

The fact that your own life could be spent behind bars for a long time, you also have the guilt of having to live with yourself for killing someone on the road.  Just to check your texts or emails.  It is not worth it.

Claims

Fatal Accidents Guide for 2020

For legal advice please click on the links below to what is most relevant to what you are searching for.  As fatal accident claim solicitors were are here to help you every step of the way from that call or email to us to the ultimate settlement of the claim and justice.

Bereavement Award Compensation Guide