Using Evidence Of A Distracted Driver To Build Your Case

Using Evidence Of A Distracted Driver To Build Your Case

Don’t Let A Distracted Driver Get The Best Of You

You take every precaution that you can to make driving safe for you and your family. Which is why it can be frustrating when other people don’t do the same.

When you see other cars swerving because the drivers are switching to different songs, changing lanes without turn signals because they have their morning coffees in their left hands, or constantly on their phones, it’s easy to understand why some drivers are so stressed.

About 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in car accidents every single day because of distracted drivers.

Given these numbers, most people would agree that:

  • Distracted drivers aren’t safe drivers
  • An unsafe driver is prone to cause a car crash

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving refers to any non-driving activity that takes makes the driver less focused on the safe operation of his/her vehicle.

There are 3 main categories of driving distractions:

  • visual: the driver takes his/her eyes off of the road
  • manual: Driver takes his/her hands off the wheel
  • cognitive: driver takes his/her mind off the road

Distractions include:

  • eating/drinking
  • smoking a cigarette
  • talking to passengers
  • applying make-up
  • shaving
  • daydreaming
  • using a phone/tablet
  • driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

The important thing for a victim to remember is that evidence of distracted driving starts with them at the scene of the accident. To the best of your ability, describe to the investigating police officer that the at-fault driver was distracted.

At The Clardy Law Firm, we’re standing by to prepare your case in the best way we can. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will do their best to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for more information.

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