Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is the most common type of vehicular accident other than operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This type of behavior poses a major threat to travelers in Lansing and across the state of Michigan. Distracted driving can be texting, talking on a telephone while driving, smoking cigarettes, watching portable devices, and even listening to loud music. It has been determined that texting while driving actually diverts the attention off the road more than intoxicated driving.
You need to work with an experienced attorney if you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident. The Clark Law Office knows how to thoroughly investigate an automobile accident to determine whether distracted driving played a role in the collision. Driving requires complete focus; when distractions turn the focus of the driver away from his primary task, the consequences can be dire. Accidents, injuries, and even death are oftentimes the result of distracted driving. The risk of distraction is easily seen: for instance if you were texting or sending a message and it took you just three seconds while traveling at 55 miles per hour, you would have already covered the length of a football field without any attention to the road whatsoever. Teens who text and talk on the phone will driving tend to text for longer periods of time than adult drivers on top of being inexperienced drivers. This is a disastrous combination for poor driving. Other types of dangerous distractions include: putting on makeup, vigorous talking with passengers, navigation systems and watching videos.
There Are Laws Against Distracted Driving Such as Texting While Driving
If you are involved in an automobile accident and are harmed by a distracted driver, you are entitled to the full compensation of the law, including pain, suffering, mental anguish, and lost wages and medical bills. A thorough investigation of your automobile accident can reveal if in fact the accident was caused by a distracted driver by obtaining witness statements, cell phone records, and credit card debit receipts. This information along with other information can be gathered either before or during a lawsuit that can help the expert reconstructionist utilized by the Clark Law Office to determine whether or not the cause of the accident was due to distracted driving. The Clark Law Office has over 30 years of experience to pursue the maximum claim you are entitled to under the law.