You were going along, maybe heading into the office, when out of the blue a distracted driver struck you. How do you know that a person was driving distracted? In some cases, phone records will demonstrate cell phone use while driving. In other cases, the driver may admit that they weren’t paying attention.
The result? Serious injuries for you that could have easily been prevented had the other driver been paying attention.
Driving distracted has been found to be as dangerous as drunk driving in many cases.
What is Distracted Driving?
It’s when you engage in any other behavior while driving that is diverting your attention away from the road and the task of driving. Pretty much anything that takes your attention can be a form of distracted driving. Here are some of the most common examples:
- Cell Phone Use, Especially Texting
- Eating And Drinking
- Changing The Radio Station
- Talking With Or Looking At Other Passengers In The Vehicle
- Putting On Makeup In The Car
Texting Seems to Be the Worst Form of Distracted Driving
All distracted driving is dangerous and can lead to accidents, but texting while driving has become especially concerning. Texting takes a lot of attention away from driving for a lengthy period of time, and auto accidents are often the result.
What Are the Consequences of Distracted Driving?
Regrettably, thousands of people are killed each year because of distracted driving in this country alone, and countless more are injured. Cell phone use especially has become a major risk factor in today’s world. If a distracted driver has injured you, you have options to recover monetary compensation for all the suffering your accident has put you through.
Have You Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a vehicle crash, you may be able to take your accident claim out of Michigan’s no-fault system and file a personal injury claim. Filing a claim against a negligent driver can allow you to recoup the financial losses you’ve suffered, and it allows you to obtain some justice for this experience.
Distracted driving is dangerous, and your claim could prevent other people from being hurt. Some of the types of damages you can seek when filing a personal injury claim are:
- Pain And Suffering Damages
- Medical Expenses, Such As Hospital Bills, Medications, Surgeries, Co-Pays, And More
- Mental Health Services And Physical Rehabilitation
- Missed Wages From Work And Permanent Disability
- Permanent Injury And Scarring
- Loss Of Life Enjoyment
Get in Contact With an Auto Wreck Attorney
You were being a safe and careful driver and you were injured because of another person’s recklessness—you deserve justice and monetary compensation! The only way to get it is to file an injury claim against the party that hurt you. Filing a claim isn’t easy, and Michigan has some special laws that need to be considered during the process. Get help with your claim today.
Call Christensen Law to discuss your auto injury claim with an experienced claims attorney. We offer free case evaluations so that you can be sure that your case qualifies to leave the no-fault auto insurance system. To reach an attorney, call us or complete the form below.