When a driver is distracted, his or her attention is on something other than the road, traffic flow and traffic signals. Driving requires a driver's full attention if he or she is to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. This includes three key elements: visual attention, mental attention and the driver's hands and feet in the proper positions to drive the vehicle. If one of these is absent, an accident is likely to occur.
Distracted driving takes on many forms: talking on the phone, texting while driving, eating, drinking, smoking, lighting a cigarette, talking to a passenger, looking at an in-vehicle navigation system, and even shaving or applying make-up. If you drive a lot, you probably see other drivers doing these things all the time. They are dangerous and place everyone on the road at risk.
Were you injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver? Take this opportunity to talk to an experienced attorney about your options in recovering complete financial compensation. A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus can talk to you about what occurred and can determine whether driver negligence is to blame.
If the other driver was responsible for the collision, you may be able to recover financial compensation from his or her insurance coverage. A lawyer can help you seek the level of compensation that will be necessary to cover all of your medical care, ongoing medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage and possibly much more.
For a free consultation regarding your claim and to see how to hold a distracted driver responsible for your accident, contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney at our law offices today.