Technology and distracted driving

Published By | Jul 13, 2018 | Distracted Driving, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death |

Many different distractions can create dangers on the road, prompting a driver to swerve into another lane or collide with a vehicle in front of them because they are not paying attention. In the digital era, there are even more distractions that divert the attention of drivers, including smartphones, handheld devices, GPS systems and so on. Drivers may use these devices to watch videos, capture content, communicate with others or even get directions. Sadly, they can lead to a deadly crash.

Many people are addicted to their devices and are unable to set them down for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, this means that many drivers get behind the wheel and put lives at risk because they are not paying full attention to the road due to their phone or another device. Some people use their phone to keep in touch with their employer, while others may be chatting with friends and family members. Regardless of the reasons why people use technology while driving, just taking their eyes off of the road for a couple of seconds can result in a devastating collision.

If you were hit by someone who was distracted at the time of the crash, you should know what your legal options are. You may be able to access compensation that can help with some of the problems you are going through and negligent drivers should be held responsible for their behavior. Our injury section goes over other topics that are relevant to distracted driving and other roadway hazards.