Although laws have been implemented to cut down on distracted driving, over 1,000 are injured and nearly nine people are still killed every day. The damage distracted driving accidents cause can be extensive and costly, impacting both property and the physical well-being of victims. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, speak to a highly experienced distracted driving accident lawyer in Virginia at the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP. Contact us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.
Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from driving, the most common causes include:
When driving, it is important for the driver to focus solely on the road to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them.
If there are witnesses, clear evidence from traffic cameras, or phone records confirming that a driver was distracted, then proving negligence in a distracted driving case can be straightforward. If not, it may be more difficult, but negligence must be proven by establishing the following four facts:
The driver violated their duty of care to other drivers to drive responsibly.
The driver breached their duty of care by being distracted while driving at the time of the accident.
The breach of duty directly resulted in damages.
Actual losses were suffered, such as injuries and financial losses.
A thorough investigation will likely be required in order to validate your distracted driving claim. Lawyers who have years of experience proving driver negligence will have the resources that are necessary to do so. The following will be collected or completed on your behalf, so that you may focus on your recovery:
Call the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP today and speak to a lawyer with extensive distracted driving accident case knowledge. We will guide you through every step of the complex litigation process. Schedule a free consultation today.