Getting injured in a car accident is a bad experience but when you are not the one responsible for it, you can get completely compensated for them by the other driver’s insurance company for which you will need to prove the fault with the help of evidence is like witness statement, car accident report statement, etc.
An accident can be caused due to several reasons like drowsy driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, etc. In this article, we will be reading about distracted driving in detail.
What is distracted driving?
When a driver is on the road they need to be considerate of the safety of themselves and the people around, for which there are certain rules that they have to follow, and when a person allows themselves to be distracted due to any reason it results in distracted driving. When a person is distracted while driving they are not able to pay complete attention to the safety and the rules and construct a major threat. Distractions would include anything which takes the driver’s mind away from the road. Let’s have a look at some of the examples of distractions.
- Talking with phone
- Putting on makeup
- Brushing the hair
- Watching videos
- Reading books or maps
How can it be tackled?
If people wish to reduce the accidents that are caused by distracted driving, which is a high number, they need to be cautious themselves and try to do not to do the things which can distract them. The law also has made provisions to deter people from distracted driving as many states have made it illegal for a person to use mobile while driving in any way.
What to do when injured by a distracted driver?
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one is injured by an accident caused by a driver that was distracted, you can claim compensation that covers all the losses like wages lost, medical expenses, and damages for the property.
You will be able to prove the distraction with the help of evidence which can include:
- Cell phone records
- Texting records
- Receipts, which will help in proving if they were eating or drinking
- Statements of the witnesses
Accidents caused by distracted driving account for a major percentage of the total accidents so it is important that we create awareness about it so that it can be avoided.