Even in the best of circumstances, getting behind the wheel of a car poses risk of personal injury. When you combine that with an exacerbating factor, such as distraction due to texting or social media on a phone, the risk of a serious accident increases. Were you recently in an accident? Do you have reason to believe, either because of what you saw or heard, that the other driver was distracted by his or her cellphone when the accident occurred? If so, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about the details of your accident as soon as possible.
Distracted drivers may pose as much risk to other drivers as those who are chemically impaired by alcohol and illegal drugs. Because of that, there are laws in place to deter drivers from engaging in distracting activities. If another driver caused an accident involving you or a loved one and you believe he or she drove distracted, the driver is potentially liable for the damages and injuries caused.