Distracted driving has become a serious problem both in the state of Michigan and around the country. Indeed, Distraction.gov, the federal government’s official resource on distracted driving, , reports that more than 3,400 Americans were killed in distraction-related accidents in the year 2014 alone. Many tens of thousands more suffered life-altering injuries. Victims of distracted driving accidents deserve fair compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in this type of crash, please contact an experienced Michigan distracted driving accident attorney today to discuss your legal options.
In Michigan, all drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicle with the proper levels of attention and care. The failure to do so puts others in serious danger. It is also a form of negligence. Negligent actors can be held liable for any damages that have occurred as a result of their actions. There are many different common examples of distracted (negligent) driving, including:
We all owe each other a duty of care when we get behind the wheel. Even seemingly minor distractions can create serious risks. Ultimately, if a distraction, in any form, prevents a driver from being able to operate their vehicle safely, they can be held legally liable for any resulting accident. Of course, in order to hold another party responsible for your damages, you will need supporting evidence to prove their liability.
In many cases, proving that an accident was caused by another driver’s distraction can be very challenging. Sadly, not all drivers will admit to their negligent conduct. In fact, some drivers will outright lie to the responding police officers and then to the insurance company. This is frustrating and it can make things more difficult for the victim. However, it does not mean that the victim is out of options. Far from it. An experienced Michigan car accident lawyer will be able to comprehensively investigate your accident to help you determine the true cause of your accident. The investigatory process can involve everything from interviewing witnesses to consulting with accident scene recreation experts. Often, injured victims will not know the true cause of the accident. That is why it is always important to get an attorney by your side as soon as possible. You may have been a victim of distracted driving without even knowing it.
At Nickola Law, our experienced car accident attorneys have helped many victims recover fair compensation for their injuries. If you or a family member has been injured by a distracted driver, please get in touch with our team today to set up your free case evaluation. We proudly represent victims throughout Michigan, including in Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Bay City and Lapeer.
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