Fatal Car Accident Claims – Face Jail
Fatal Car Accident Claims – Face Jail if Using Mobile Phone
Many deaths on the road are due to careless driving techniques (causing death by careless driving) or dangerous maneouvers (causing death by dangerous driving) often with a result of a fine, penalty points and a jail term. The latter is more likely if the offence was deemed to be dangerous.
However even if death is caused by dangerous driving, nevertheless it is often said that the jail term does not reflect the offence, often jail terms are between 2 to 4 years.
Using Mobile Phone and Causing Death On the Road
With the recent upsurge in using mobile phones behind the wheel, handsfree or otherwise, there as been a rise in fatal car accidents and non-fatalities on the road due to the distraction when using a phone.
At the present time the maximum sentence of causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years sentence but the average jail term is less than 4 years.
Certainly killer drivers ruing lives, the pain is immeasurable to the families and friends left behind. Whilst it is impossible to compensation a loved one who has been killed in fatal road accident claim nevertheless the Government are determined to ensure that the punishment fits the crime.
Sam Gyimah the justice minster has come out recently and advised that the message is clear:
‘if you drive dangerously and kill on our roads, you could face a life sentence.’
Expert legal advice is here if you have been affected by a death in the family (or a friend) who sadly has lost his or her life in a fatal road accident.
Our solicitors are here to help you every step of the way. Even if you just want a chat at this stage please contact us for expert support and advice.
Posted: January 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm