Car Accidents and Distracted Driving
Trying to drive in rush hour traffic can be a very trying experience. Nothing can make the already aggravating situation more immediately distressing than becoming involved in a car accident. There are many different factors that can potentially lead to a collision, some of which are beyond the immediate control of a motorist. But others, such as driving while distracted, are wholly preventable through adherence to basic traffic safety principles.
If another driver's failure to pay adequate attention to the task of driving has resulted in your injury or in damage to your car, you may want to file a lawsuit in addition to an insurance claim. To learn more about the potential benefits of legal action, contact the Charleston car accident lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.
Distinct Driving Distractions
In our era of affordable digital technology, there are many things that can distract a person while he or she drives. Common driving distractions include:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Text messaging
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Speaking with passengers
- Operating GPS devices
- Adjusting climate control or music devices
- Applying makeup
The effects of many car accidents are somewhat lessened by the efforts that one or more of the drivers take to avoid a collision. When a driver is distracted and unaware of surrounding roadway conditions, he or she will not be able to take the same evasive maneuvers and as a consequence the damage and injuries inflicted are apt to be more severe.
Let us help you to obtain the financial compensation that you are properly owed for another motorist's negligence, and to communicate that distracted driving is unacceptable. Contact the Charleston personal injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.