A ding. A buzz. A passerby. An argument with an angry passenger. Lots of things can distract us out on the roadway, and a lot of these little things can wreak enormous havoc when they cause drivers to crash. Even if you do your best to avoid checking your phone and keep your eyes on the road, other distracted drivers might collide with your vehicle when you least expect it.
We hope no one has to suffer serious injuries and losses from a distracted driving accident, but if you do, you should know you have important legal rights to financial recovery.
Distracted drivers should be held liable for all of the injuries and losses they cause. However, how do you prove a driver was not paying attention? There are many ways a driver can be distracted – including daydreaming – and it is unlikely they will admit to checking their texts or allowing their minds to wander behind the wheel.
Distraction can cause drivers to operate their cars erratically, and often, you can present evidence of their driving behaviors to show their liability. Some evidence that might help to prove your claim includes:
Not all of these things can be obtained directly by you, which is why it’s crucial to hire an experienced lawyer who can obtain those resources outside your means, like witness interviews, surveillance footage, phone subpoenas, or accident reconstruction experts. Your lawyer can then use this evidence to file a persuasive claim for compensation on your behalf.
Distracted driving claims can seek damages for all of your losses, which might include:
Each claim is different, and you want an experienced lawyer calculating and seeking your damages for you.
Each year, distracted driving incidents lead to thousands of preventable deaths and tens of thousands more preventable injuries. You don’t want to navigate that level of suffering alone, and you don’t want to take on the parties at fault alone. If a commercial driver is at fault for your accident, you might be fighting an uphill battle against an entire corporate entity. Get the resources you deserve, the legal recourse you deserve, and the accountability you deserve with Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., Indiana’s trusted distracted driving lawyers in Gary. Contact us today to receive a free legal consultation and learn more!