Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Each year, distracted drivers account for roughly 25% of all car accidents. Many of these accidents result in temporary injuries, permanent disabilities, or even loss of life. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the team of attorneys at Rob Levine & Associates. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages accrued because of the accident such as lost wages, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, and property damage to your car and personal belongings.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving occurs whenever the driver’s attention is taken away from the task of driving. These distractions can be physical, visual, or cognitive. Distracted driving is responsible for thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. Texting is responsible for the largest number of distracted driving accidents. If you were in a car accident that you believe was caused by someone texting while driving, it is important to take action immediately.
Determine if there were any witnesses to the accident. If so, make sure to get a picture of their ID and take down their phone number. Witnesses may be able to testify that they saw the driver texting or even that they heard the witness confess to texting while driving. Either of these witness testimonies could play a key part in proving the other party was at fault because of distracted driving.
The key component in any case is evidence. With the help of an experienced attorney, acquiring the necessary evidence is made easier. At the scene of the accident, take note if there are any traffic or security cameras in the area that could have recorded what happened. If so, your attorney can help acquire the footage. If you believe the driver was distracted by their phone while driving, have your attorney contact the phone company. The driver’s phone records will show if they were receiving texts, sending texts, or talking on the phone while driving at the time of the accident.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident at the hands of a distracted driver, contact Rob Levine & Associates today. Our team of experienced attorneys will help get you the justice you deserve.