Many people in Louisiana have probably been in a so-called “fender bender” car accident before, or at least they probably know someone who has. In the best-case scenario, everyone walks away from such accidents with no injuries. However, these days there is a danger on the roadways that is making the potential for car accidents involving serious injuries higher than ever: distracted driving.
The danger of distracted driving
When we think of distracted driving nowadays, we all probably think of drivers using their ever-present smartphones while behind the wheel. And, sure enough, that is probably one of the most common distractions for drivers. But, there are others as well, including eating while driving, talking to others in the car or even messing around with so-called “infotainment” systems that are becoming increasingly common in vehicles. There is no doubt that the danger of distracted driving does not seem to be going away any time soon.
When Louisiana residents are injured in car accidents that were caused by distracted drivers, they may be able to take legal action. A personal injury lawsuit may help injured victims recover financial compensation that can be used to help them pay the unexpected medical bills, among other potential costs, that are oftentimes associated with injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents.
For more information, please visit the distracted driving overview section of our law firm’s website. We do our best to help our clients in Louisiana get the information they need to take action, if possible, after a distracted driving accident that causes injuries.