Car Accidents Caused By Cell Phone Use
One of the most common causes of car accidents is the use of cell phones to text while driving. Though texting while driving is a common cause of distracted driving accidents, it is not the only one. Simply talking on the phone while driving can also be the culprit behind a distracted driving accident. Many states have created laws prohibiting talking on the phone while driving, or have limited it by requiring that drivers use a hands-free headset. While this is not the case in Colorado, it is still important to contact a lawyer if you have been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver who was on their cell phone.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in the United States, right along with drunk driving in the number of accidents recorded each year.
Distracted Driving is Illegal, and Distracted Drivers are Responsible for Accidents They Cause
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), “distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in anything that takes your focus away from the road, including texting, looking after children or pets, talking on the phone or to a passenger, watching videos, eating or reading.” CDOT notes that it is not possible to multitask while driving and maintaining safety on the road, and drivers are not allowed to engage in behaviors that could put themselves, their passengers, and all others on the road at risk.
Costs and Damages from Accidents Can Only be Recovered by Filing a Claim
When a driver breaks the law and causes an accident that leads to injuries, they can be held responsible for the damages that result. While it would be ideal if victims could collect these damages automatically, unfortunately, that is not the case. They will need to gather evidence to prove both current and future damages and incorporate this evidence into a claim that is filed with the responsible party’s insurance company. It can be a complex process, and a Denver car accident attorney can help.
Connect with a Car Accident Lawyer for Help on Your Case
If you have been the victim of a distracted driver, no matter the cause, it is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Distracted driving is a dangerous decision, and it can also be illegal. When a driver makes the decision to behave irresponsibly or illegally behind the wheel and they cause injury to another person, they can be liable for the damages their poor decisions caused.
Don’t let another person’s poor judgment hurt you more than it already has – reach out to Denver Personal Injury Attorneys today so we can put our knowledge and experience to work in support of the best outcome in your case. Call us at (303) 214-4299, or click here to schedule your 100% Free Consultation.