Distracted driving is the phrase describing any behavior that can lead a driver to be reckless or indifferent to the safety of others. It frequently applies to texting and cell phone accidents, but it includes a wide range of actions that drivers engage in that make them dangerous to pedestrians and other vehicle drivers:
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Most of us have done these things at one point. The problem is when distracting behavior causes us to take our eyes and attention off the road, and other people are hurt or killed!
When this happens, a distracted driver is the same as a drunk driver, causing serious harm or death to another person or persons because their negligent conduct became more important than the lives and safety of others.
Depending on the circumstances, we might pursue punitive damages in distracted driving injury cases with the same energy that we go after those who might drive while intoxicated — to send a message to the community that this behavior cannot be tolerated.
Our Sacramento distracted driving lawyer also seeks payment for medical treatment and rehabilitation, for lost pay and job retraining, plus compensation for the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused you.
If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you have the right to seek compensation. Our office works with injured persons and surviving family members throughout Placer County and surrounding areas.
For more information contact our firm at (916) 778-3228.