We have all seen those people driving on Edinburgh roads. They have a cheeseburger in their hand, or maybe a cell phone and seem distracted, to say the least, from the real task at hand. That task is driving, if you are behind the wheel, that is your first and only priority. Distracted driving happens all the time for a variety of reasons and it can easily cause a car accident and serious injuries involving other drivers and passengers on the roads.
Why are distracted drivers so dangerous? When a person’s attention is turned away from the road and focused on something else, even for a split second, it can cause a car accident. This is because reaction time can be severely delayed or impaired which can cause a person to react in a way they wouldn’t have, had they been paying attention only to the road and not their distraction. If you suspect a car accident injury you or a loved one suffered is due to another person’s distracted driving decisions, this would be a case of negligence.
Car accident injuries that are attributed to negligence should be held accountable by bringing a civil suit, a personal injury suit to be exact. At The Sanchez Law Firm, we are here to help you and loved ones attain the reparations that are due to you after a person made an egregious error and caused you or a loved one harm on Edinburgh roads. While there may have been no ill-will behind their intentions that day, it is irrelevant. All drivers have a duty to uphold a reasonable standard of care for their safety and the safety of those around them.
Distracted driving is not an exception to this rule. Injuries resulting from a car accident in which a distracted driver is suspected to be a factor can be much more serious than had the driver been paying attention. Their inability to act or respond in a timely manner could mean a more serious accident, or one that could have been avoided completely. Consider your options after a loved one suffers a car accident injury.