Distracted Driving Injury Awareness Month occurs every April to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. In 2011, at least 23 percent of auto accidents involved the use of cell phones. With more awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, our roads can become safer.
Personal Injury Caused by a Distracted Driver
In any personal injury lawsuit, the details of the accident will be carefully examined. If the driver who caused your injuries is proved to have been texting or using a cell phone at the time of the accident, that person is more likely to be at fault. You will have a better chance of winning your personal injury lawsuit if it is determined that the other driver was driving while distracted.
What Constitutes Distracted Driving?
The most common form of distracted driving is the use of cell phones while driving, but distracted driving doesn’t stop there. Distraction involves taking your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off of driving. Distractions can occur when you are looking at billboards, checking out an accident scene, eating, drinking, talking with passengers, reading maps or engaging in personal grooming. It’s important to stay focused on driving and on the road ahead.
Taking Care of Your Injuries
If you are injured in an accident, it is important to document your injuries and seek medical treatment when you need it. If possible, take pictures of your injuries. Once you seek medical attention, follow through with every recommendation. Following doctors’ orders shows that you are serious about getting better and that your injuries are real. The better you are at keeping medical appointments and following advice from your treatment providers, the stronger the medical evidence of your injuries will be.
Experience Matters Most
When you need a distracted driving injury lawyer, experience matters. We have sued thousands of defendants in personal injury lawsuits, and we know how to get the job done right. Put your case in the hands of an experienced personal injury law firm.