The dangers of texting and driving have been discussed before on this blog. Awareness of the dangers of texting while driving has been increasing and, likewise, it is important for victims of car accidents caused by texting and driving to understand the options available to them when they have been wrongfully harmed.
While victims of car accidents may have different legal options available to them following a car accident, they will likely be immediately impacted by the physical, financial and emotional damages that can be caused by a car accident. Victims may immediately confront medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering that can follow an unexpected car accident. Victims of car accidents can be left in a difficult position.
When a car accident victim has been injured by the negligence of a distracted driver, the victim may be able to recover compensation for the damages suffered. In general, drivers owe others they share the roadways with a duty of care to help ensure the safety of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. When a distracted driver has failed to exercise reasonable care and has wrongfully injured a victim, the distracted driver may be liable to compensate the victim for the damages the victim has suffered. Texting and driving is commonly considered negligent behavior.
Whatever the circumstances of the distracted driving car accident, it is important that they are properly understood and investigated. Depending on the situation, victims may be able to recover a variety of damages which is why it is important that the circumstances of the accident are understood but also that victims of distracted driving-related car accidents are familiar with the legal options and protections available to them.