Filing a Claim for Distracted Driving
When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you have a responsibility to yourself and to others to stay alert and pay close attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so greatly increases the chances of a serious auto accident, and can result in life-altering injuries and even wrongful death.
You would think that staying alert on the road would be a first priority for most drivers, but unfortunately distracted driving happens fairly often, and other responsible drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are sometimes the ones who must pay the price. If you have been injured due to another driver’s reckless or negligent behavior, a personal injury lawyer of the Goings Law Firm, LLC can help.
Common Forms of Distracted Driving
There are hundreds of possible causes of distracted driving, from noisy passengers, to activity on the side of the road, to alcohol. Some of the most common forms of distracted driving include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Eating or drinking
- Texting or talking on a mobile phone
- Driving with too many passengers in the vehicle
It can often be difficult to prove that distracted driving was the cause of a vehicle accident. For this reason, it is advisable to seek the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer when filing a claim.
At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our lawyers have a broad range of experience in personal injury claims, and are prepared to help you seek rightful compensation from negligent third parties. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by distracted driving, call us at (803) 350-9230 to speak with a qualified lawyer today.