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Distracted driving is a form of driver negligence

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2020 | Personal Injury

Whether it’s texting and driving or adjusting the radio, drivers who engage in any form of distracted driving are not focused on operating their vehicle safely. As a result, distracted drivers are responsible for countless accidents in the Lillington area. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 400,000 people in the U.S. were injured in distracted driving accidents in 2018.

If a distracted driver caused your accident, they should be held liable for the injuries and damages you suffered. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the distracted driver may be the best way for you to recover compensation to cover your accident-related medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and mental and physical pain and suffering.

What is negligent behavior?

In order for your lawsuit to be successful, you will likely need to prove that the other driver engaged in negligent behavior while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a form of negligence, but the driver may have also acted negligently by speeding, failing to stop at a red light, or following too closely behind your vehicle.

An experienced personal injury attorney will review police reports, talk to witnesses and experts, and gather evidence from the scene to determine the cause of your accident. Your attorney will then use this information to build a case against the other driver. If you and your attorney can prove that the other driver’s distracted driving and other negligent behaviors caused your accident and your resulting injuries and damages, the judge or jury will likely find in your favor and award you damages.