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The driver you collided with could have been distracted

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2021 | Auto Accidents

Being involved in a car accident can significantly impact your life. You may now be in a situation where you have experienced enormous pain and suffering, and at the same time have financial worries due to medical bills, lost wages and damages to your car. While all of this may feel like too much to handle, you should first prioritize your own recovery, both mentally and physically, since this is the most important thing.

When you are in the position to be able to gain damages, you will need to work with your insurance company to try to come to a settlement. You may alternatively want to take legal action to sue the other party for damages if you believe that they were at fault. The following is an overview of the ways in which the other driver could have caused the accident through distracted driving.

Visual distraction

Visual distraction is the type of distraction that many of us think of when we talk about distracted driving. Any time a driver does not have their eyes on the road, they are driving while visually distracted. This could be a case of texting when driving, watching TV or turning to the back seat.

Manual distraction

Manual distraction occurs when a driver does not have both hands on the wheel. This could be an instance where they are talking on the phone, texting, eating or drinking, smoking, or simply not holding the wheel correctly and safely.

Cognitive distraction

If a person is mentally distracted and not concentrating properly, this can be considered to be a cognitive distraction. This could be a situation in which a person is distracted by their children or friends in the car, or if they are driving while very upset or angry.

If you believe that the other driver was driving distracted and caused the accident as a result, it is important that you take appropriate action to hold them responsible.