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Did distracted driving cause your car accident?

Distracted driving is a serious problem, both in Mississippi and across the country, and statistics seem to indicate that this problem will not go away any time soon. Distracted driving hurts innocent people every day, and some victims may suffer serious, even fatal injuries. If you believe that this type of negligence caused your accident, you may have a personal injury claim.

It is important to take steps to protect your interests if you believe that you were the victim of distracted driving. These cases may seem difficult to prove, but with quick action and an experienced lawyer, you can hold liable parties accountable and secure the compensation you deserve.

Signs of distracted driving and your right to recovery

Like drunk drivers, distracted drivers often exhibit dangerous behaviors that increase the risk of accidents. Distracted driving may have played a role in your accident if the driver was doing any of the following in the moments leading up to your collision:

  • Swerving or veering in and out of traffic lanes
  • Driving at erratic speeds
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Ignoring stop signs
  • Driving through intersections or failing to give right of way

Distractions aren't limited to cellphones

Distracted driving is commonly associated with texting. While this is the most common type, other types of distracted driving include the following:

  • Grooming or putting on makeup
  • Talking with another person in the car
  • Adjusting the radio or GPS system
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking on the phone

Even just one moment of distraction can have life-altering consequences. You may feel overwhelmed by the aftermath of your accident, but you do not have to face it alone.

Your rights as an accident victim

Even if you are unsure of what caused your accident, there is great benefit to seeking a case evaluation with a legal professional. You have the right to seek compensation for what you suffered. Your lawyer can help you navigate the complications of the personal injury claims process by taking charge of obtaining phone records, speaking to witnesses and carefully analyzing the evidence from the accident. Using this evidence, he or she can then work to recover compensation for your losses, like medical bills, property damage, lost wages for recovery and more. Maximize your recovery by taking quick action to protect your interests after a distracted driving accident.

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