Baton Rouge Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer
We’ve all been driving down the road and seen another driver focusing on something other than the road. It’s likely that you’ve even done it a time or two yourself. The sad fact is that distracted driving is a major factor in car accidents, and one that can lead to major damages and injuries.
When it comes to filing an injury claim for this specific type of crash, the distracted driver’s insurance company is going to want to find out if they can avoid financial liability. Depending on the distraction involved, it might not be easy to prove your case, and if you can’t find the necessary evidence, they’ll do everything they can to get out of compensating you completely.
If you want to avoid this, hiring a Baton Rouge distracted driving car accident lawyer from Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers is your best bet. Our firm has the experience to investigate your accident and gather evidence of the distraction to support your claim.
Driver Distractions and Proving Them
Our busy lifestyles tend to lead to a variety of distractions, even while driving. Some are unavoidable while others are punishable by the law. Typical distractions we’ve seen include the following:
- Texting, talking, or otherwise using a cell phone
- Changing radio stations
- Atypical actions while driving
- Passengers in the vehicle
- Other car wrecks
Most of these potential distractions can provide your lawyer, law enforcement, and the insurance company with specific evidence that can be used in your case.
Texting and Cell Phone Use
If it’s believed that the other driver was texting or talking on the phone in the time leading up to the collision, phone records can be used as evidence. Even after deletion, things like this can be recovered from the driver’s service provider.
Atypical Actions While Driving
This may include reading a map, applying makeup, eating, or anything else that you shouldn’t do while driving. Evidence that may be presented here is the evidence of something in the vehicle (like food or makeup), as well as eyewitnesses on the scene.
Other Car Wrecks as Driver Distractions
Every day, secondary collisions are caused by what’s called “rubbernecking.” While other drivers are staring at a wreck, they aren’t paying attention to the road. In this case, your attorney may find evidence of this from traffic cams or eyewitnesses in the form of other drivers or passengers.
Fight For Full Compensation for Your Losses
The amount of compensation you are eligible to receive will depend on what specific damages, losses, and expenses have been caused by the distracted driving accident and your injuries. While we can’t tell you an exact amount without that information, you can expect financial awards for any of the following that apply to your case:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Lost income and earning potential
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Vehicle damages
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
Contact a Baton Rouge Cell Phone Accident Lawyer
Any car accident has its headaches, but when it comes to one caused by a distracted driver, there is a great deal of investigation that needs to be done before you have enough evidence to collect compensation.