Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. If you were injured by a distracted driver, our car accident lawyers are here to help you build your case and seek compensation. We offer legal experience for many types of accidents, including those involving a distracted driver. We represent your rights as a distracted driving victim.
What is Distracted Driving?
There are three basic types of distracted driving: visual, manual, and cognitive. Visual distractions take your eyes off the road, which can cause serious accidents. For example, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, taking your eyes off the road for just five seconds while traveling at 55 miles per hour can result in driving a football field’s length while you’re not looking. Manual distractions take your hands away from the wheel, such as to change the radio station, hold food, or reach for something in the car. Cognitive distractions involve anything that takes your mind off driving, such as thinking about an upcoming work project or talking with your passengers.
While there are no specific laws banning distracted driving behaviors like eating while driving or talking to others in the car, distracted driving is a form of negligence that can cause car accidents. Therefore, if you were injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver. Our car accident lawyers are here to offer legal advice for your case.
Car Accident Lawyers Help Victims of Distracted Driving
- Getting witness statements
- Checking nearby security and traffic cameras
- Searching the driver’s social media pages
- Obtaining phone records during the time of the accident