Distracted driving can cause serious accidents and injuries for victims. As a result, it is important for victims of distracted driving-related accidents to be familiar with the legal options and protections available to them.
Distracted driving is increasing on the roadways and places the driver and others they share the roadways with in danger. When a distracted driver has caused a car accident that results in harm to the victims, personal injury legal protections can help victims with their unexpected damages but can also hold the distracted driver responsible for their negligent and careless actions.
Distracted driving includes a variety of behaviors that drivers engage in everyday, however, that does not make them any less dangerous. Distracted driving behaviors include talking on the phone, texting while driving, viewing the internet while driving, operating a navigation device or radio while driving, eating while driving, grooming while driving or reaching for an item in the vehicle while driving. All of these behaviors can remove the driver’s eyes from the roadway, hands from the wheel and attention from the task at hand. They also decrease reaction time and are unsafe on the roadways.
When a negligent driver such as a distracted driver has caused a car accident that results in physical, financial and emotional damages to the victim, a personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Victims of distracted drivers should be familiar with the protections available to them so they don’t have to face the unexpected challenges of a car accident without help.