Distracted Drivers FAQ
Am I eligible for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit if I was injured by a distracted driver?
Yes, you are eligible for personal injury compensation if you were hurt because another person was not focusing fully on their driving.
What constitutes distracted driving?
A variety of activities can cause a driver to be distracted. These include talking on a cellphone, texting, putting on makeup, sending emails, reading the paper or a book, drug or alcohol use and eating. A person who tries to change lanes quickly to avoid missing their exit can also be accused of distracted driving.
How long do I have to file a personal injury suit against a distracted driver?
In the case of all motor vehicle accidents, the injured party may have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
What should I do if I am in an accident involving a distracted driver?
If you are involved in an accident involving a distracted driver be sure to contact the police so that an accident report can be taken. If possible take pictures of the crash site. Also be sure to get the insurance contact information from the other driver.