Distracted driving accidents can claim lives and lead to life-altering injuries. While most people automatically think of a cellphone as the distraction, there are actually a bunch of other reasons why a driver might become distracted. No matter what the cause of the distraction, the possible result is still the same.
Some of the distractions drivers might face include the stereo, the climate control system, the GPS system, passengers, food, and reading. Some driver will even try to apply makeup or take care of other grooming activities while they are driving. All of these distractions can lead to an accident.
When a distracted driver gets into an accident, there are several different types of accidents that can occur. Pedestrians can be hit, bicyclists can be hit, and other vehicles can be hit. In each case, the injuries can be severe.
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, the cause of the accident might not seem too significant. You should understand that learning that distracted driving was the cause, and learning about the basis of the distraction, can have an important impact on your claim for compensation.
Filing your claim for compensation after a distracted driving accident is one way that you can reclaim your financial standing. The fact of the matter is that being involved in an accident can affect your finances — even if you were only the victim. We can help you to prepare your case and get your claim filed so you will be one step closer to the financial compensation you deserve.