Suing For Distracted Driving
A car accident can pose serious inconveniences at best. When you have suffered injuries or sustained extensive financial damages as a result of the accident, it can be even more upsetting to your life. The most frustrating thing about car accidents is that they are almost always avoidable. Car accidents only tend to happen because one driver is being negligent. If everyone followed the laws and operated their vehicles with reasonable care and caution, very few accidents would ever occur. This means that if you were in an accident and you were not being negligent at the time, the other driver almost certainly was. One of the most common causes of driver negligence is distracted driving. This can be caused by any number of issues, such as screaming toddlers, fatigue, or texting. If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you have legal options available to you — contact our Dunwoody personal injury lawyers for help.
Suing a Distracted Driver
While distracted driving in and of itself does not create a basis for a lawsuit, distracted driving that results in an accident can create standing to sue. There are just a few elements that must be met in order to recover for distracted driving injuries. First, you must be able to show that the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident. If you can show this, it establishes that the other driver was negligent. The negligent party is responsible for all harm that occurs as a result of their negligence, so this is important to prove. Next, you must show that the other driver’s negligence caused the car crash, and that you sustained physical and financial injuries as a result. Financial injuries can be things like medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses incurred as a result of the injury. It’s important to make sure that you have medical documentation, such as medical records, to support your injury claims. It’s a good idea to seek medical care as soon as possible after the accident.
Damages for Distracted Driving Accidents
If you have suffered injuries due to a distracted or negligent driver, you can recover all financial damages that you have incurred as a result of the injury. In addition to economic damages such as those described above, you can also receive compensation for pain and suffering. Because a number of factors can influence the value of your claim, the best way to get an accurate sense of your damages is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in the state in which the accident occurred.
Schedule a Consultation with the Personal Injury Lawyers at Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers
If you have suffered injuries due to a distracted or negligent driver in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, or Sandy Springs, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers are ready to fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.