Have You Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?
If you are a vehicle driver, you’ll know that you have to give your 100% full attention to the road because if not, you can cause accidents that can result in injuries or even death.
In the USA, there are roughly eight deaths every day from distracted drivers! About 3,000 people die in crashes involving a distracted driver each year…
Distracted driving is effectively driving without due care and attention at all times when behind the wheel of a vehicle which can inevitably cause accidents.
People can easily get distracted when they are behind the wheel for a number of reasons which include the use of cell phones, the radio, sat-nav, food, as well as passengers – even for applying make-up! And when a driver takes their eyes off the road, it’s all too easy to risk putting themselves, as well as others, in grave danger.
There are different categories of distraction – manual, visual, and cognitive but whatever the distraction, they are always dangerous…
And it’s not just other vehicle drivers who can be hurt or killed by distracted drivers. Often people who are affected are walking, riding their bikes, or just standing around.
Why do I need an attorney?
Anyone who drives has a responsibility to others, and driving while distracted is seen as a breach of this duty of care.
If you are a victim of personal injury cases arising from a distracted driver, it’s not always that straightforward legally because you have to prove that you got hurt. After all, the guilty driver was negligent.
Negligence occurs when someone breaches a duty of care owed to you, and you get hurt as a result, and if you can establish negligence, you can position yourself to recover a financial award from at-fault parties.
You’ll find that the guilty party, as well as their insurance companies, will deny they were distracted while driving and will try to get out of paying for the compensation you deserve. By hiring an attorney will give you the edge. You need to sort out your financial recovery as they’ll have to help prove you were injured as a result of distracted driving.
What can attorneys do for you?
They will help build a legal case to establish that your injuries resulted from a distracted driver, which hopefully will lead to you obtaining compensation.
Evidence an attorney might look for can include:
- Searching for direct evidence to confirm that the other driver was distracted, this includes red light camera photos, video footage from nearby surveillance cameras, or cell phone bills
- Finding and interviewing witnesses who may have seen the distracted driver in action
- Limiting the effectiveness of any claims that you are responsible for your car accident and injuries
- Determining if any other factors might have contributed to or caused your accident
- We are dealing with insurance companies on your behalf.
Attorneys can help you hold distracted drivers to account if you get hurt because they weren’t concentrating.
If you need help asserting your rights and recovering compensation, then don’t delay and contact an attorney today.
It’s time to call the legal experts at Midwest Trial Lawyers at (913) 380-4004.