Distracted Driving Lawsuits
South Bay Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyers
"Distracted driving" refers to any action that takes you attention away from the road when it should be focused on driving. Distracted driving is usually associated with texting. While cellphone usage is responsible for many distracted driving accidents, these distractions can be dangerous as well:
- Watching a Video
- Adjusting the Radio
- Eating / Drinking
- Applying Makeup
- Conversations with Passengers
- GPS Devices
- Reading Maps
Types of Distractions
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recognizes three forms of driver distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive. Cognitive distractions include any activity that takes you mind off of the road; visual distractions divert the driver's eyes from the road;manual distractions keep the driver's hands from controlling the steering wheel.
Some activities are visually, manually, and cognitively distracting, including texting while driving. These actions post the greatest risk of accident and death.
If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an avoidable car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Compensation from a personal injury lawsuit or claim can cover:
- Medical Bills
- Doctor's Visits
- Lost Wages
- Noneconomic Damages
- Pain & Suffering
Texting Behind the Wheel is Negligent
In order to obtain compensation for your accident, you must be able to show that the other party is responsible for your accident and injury. This is called "liability." A South Bay personal injury attorney from the Layfield Law Firm, APC can help you establish liability after a serious car accident. In order to prove that the other driver is responsible, you must demonstrate two facts:
- The other driver was negligent
- This Negligence caused your injury
Without these elements, you will not be able to demonstrate liability or collect financial compensation for your suffering. To learn more about your rights and options through a personal injury lawsuit or claim, contact the personal injury lawyers from the Lay Field Law Firm today.