Victims of distracted drivers can suffer a host of serious injuries that may result in disability or worse. When a victim has suffered injuries in a distracted driving-related car accident, they need to be familiar with where they can turn including personal injury legal protections which can help with medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.
Injuries that can result from distracted driving-related accidents include severe spine injuries; traumatic brain injuries and other types of brain injuries such as concussions; soft tissue injuries and whiplash injuries; paralysis; amputations; severe broken bones; and even death. Injured victims may need help with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. A distracted driver may be liable for compensating victims for the damages they have suffered in a distracted driving-related car accident.
Distracted driving behaviors refer to any activity while driving that removes the driver’s attention and focus, eyes or hands from the task of driving. Distracted driving behaviors include cell phone use and texting while driving which can remove the driver’s attention and focus from the roadway; operating a radio or navigation device while driving which removes the driver’s eyes from the roadway; or grooming or eating while driving which removes the driver’s hands from the steering wheel.
Any type of distracted driving behavior can be dangerous. It is important that victims of distracted drivers know that they are protected and that they are familiar with personal injury legal protections that can help with the physical, financial and emotional injuries associated with car accident injuries.