When driving, a motorist needs to keep their attention on the road around them. All manner of variables could divert their attention on the road, and one tiny missed detail could result in a chaotic crash scene. It might not seem like that big a deal to check that one notification, but considering that the average time it takes to read a text message is almost five seconds – at 55 miles an hour, that equates to distracted driving the length of a football field without looking at the road.
Even if you avoid distractions, you cannot control the actions of other drivers. In the U.S. alone, these distracted driving incidents claimed the lives of 2,841 people in a single year per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and injured countless others.
Distracted driving accidents can stem from a myriad of often preventable causes, including but not limited to:
Now, you obviously won’t have an inside view of the defendant’s vehicle at the time of the collision, but that doesn’t mean your legal case is a wash. Evidence like the following can strengthen the odds in your favor:
Distracted driving accidents can yield losses on all fronts, including medical expenses, car repair expenses, physical or emotional anguish, and literal loss of life. It can be a lot to process, but fortunately, a Lake County distracted driving attorney can lend a helping hand to guide you out of the fog. And if you’re a Lake County local, you can’t find much better representation than Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C. Our winning team will do everything in our power to relieve all unfair debts you incurred, retrieve all pertinent evidence, hold all parties at fault accountable, and obtain the just, due compensation you rightfully deserve. Don’t let your fight for justice pass you by – don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation!