All of us face a fair share of distractions throughout the day, but when drivers in New Orleans are distracted behind the wheel the results can be devastating. Car accidents are common enough without having thousands of distracted drivers on the roads in Louisiana and throughout the country at any given time. When distracted drivers cause car accidents, they should be held accountable.
While cellphones are the obvious and most commonly cited form of distraction for drivers, there are other distractions in vehicles as well. For example, these days new vehicles come with all sorts of electronic safety features and entertainment options, commonly known as “infotainment.” But, while these features may be designed to make operating a car easier and safer, the features may, in fact, be the source of distraction for drivers.
There are even some other, more common distractions that we might not think about when we think about the term “distracted driving.” Drivers can be distracted by eating in the car, putting on makeup or even participating in discussions with other people in the car. Anything that takes a driver’s attention off of the road can lead to devastating car accidents.
At our law firm, we understand that victims of distracted driving accidents are looking for answers and options. A personal injury lawsuit may be an option to hold a distracted driver accountable and seek financial compensation to cover medical costs associated with serious injuries, among other expenses. For more information about how we work with New Orleans residents who have been injured in car accidents, please visit the distracted driving overview section of our law firm’s website.