Hit By a Distracted Driver? You Deserve Compensation!
With phones, navigational maps, and other technologies at nearly every person’s fingertips, many people have become extremely distracted while driving. When drivers use their devices or engage in other forms of distraction, they create hazardous road conditions for themselves and other drivers sharing the road.
Unfortunately, this can cause serious injuries. If a distracted driver caused an accident that left you injured, our distracted driver accident attorneys can help you recover maximum compensation for the following:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Mental & physical pain
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractor visits
Contact our distracted driver accident attorneys at Bennett & Johnson, LLP today.
Common Examples of Driver Distractions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,150 people suffered fatal injuries in car accidents that were caused by distracted drivers in a single year.
Below is a list of ways people engage in distracted driving:
- Sending or reading a text
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to a passengers
- Changing the radio station
- Watching a video online
- Drinking or eating
The Different Forms of Distracted Driving
Cognitive Distracted Driving
This occurs when a person’s mind is focused on other matters, taking their attention away from the road. A person who is having a conversation via Bluetooth is cognitively distracted. While they may have both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road, they are not focused on driving.
Physical Distracted Driving
This occurs when a person is occupied by a physical distraction that leaves them unable to make necessary maneuvers. A person drinking coffee is considered physically distracted because they don't have both hands on the wheel. This makes it difficult for the driver to maneuver the vehicle.
Visual Distracted Driving
This occurs when a driver participates in any sort of action that removes their eyes from the road. For example, a person who is looking at a map, sending a text message, or adjusting the radio while driving is visually distracted because their eyes are focused on something other than the road.