Along with advancing technology comes an increase in distractions behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in Louisiana. Unfortunately, the desire to multitask while driving can lead to serious accidents. Those who are injured in distracted driving accidents caused by other individuals have the right to seek financial accountability through the civil court system.
In modern society, convenience is king. With smartphones, people can access their email while they drive. They can also send text messages and even engage in social media at the same time. However, these phone-based activities are the reason for many accidents.
When a loved one is killed in an accident caused by a distracted motorist, an attorney can try to find evidence of the use of a cellphone as well as other distractions. This evidence can be offered in civil court in a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault in the accident. This evidence is often crucial to a successful outcome for the plaintiff.
In the aftermath of distracted driving accidents, Louisiana lawyers will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the crashes and pursue cellphone records, when relevant. If liability is established to the satisfaction of the civil court hearing a case, then claims for damages will be decided. A monetary damage award may help to cover burial costs, hospital expenses and other losses resulting from these types of accidents. It cannot undo the events leading to injuries or death in these types of accidents, but it may help the plaintiffs to more easily move forward from such tragic ordeals.