Distracted Driving Is Dangerous For Everybody
Drivers are advised to be defensive and alert at all times. Don’t text and drive. You should always be focused on the road and do whatever you need to make sure that happens. Looking away from the road for even a second can be dangerous for you and everyone around you, especially in hazardous conditions or if there is a lot of traffic.
Despite this warning, almost all of us have become distracted while driving in one way or another. A quick look to change the song on the radio or a glance at your phone to see if you have an urgent message are especially common. In the worst case, accidents and crashes are caused as a result of distracted driving.
Helping You Get What You Deserve
Should you get in a crash as a result of a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Whether the driver was texting behind the wheel, focused on GPS directions or looking at an accident or other event on the side of the road, his or her inattention could be considered negligence or recklessness. We can use the court process to force the other driver and their insurance company to produce cell phone records to prove that the other driver was in fact texting while driving despite their denials.
At Gellner Law Office in Wheeling, West Virginia, we can help you understand your rights if you are in an accident with a distracted driver. The compensation can help you pay for medical treatment and other damages that occurred as a result. We will fight for you at every step of the way, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Distracted driving is a hugely irresponsible act and, in some instances, against the law. Accidents can occur, resulting in severe injury, damage to vehicles and possibly death. If you or a loved one are the victim of a distracted driving wreck, contact a lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about what can be done.