Can I file a claim if the other driver was texting or otherwise distracted at the time of the accident?
If you have been involved in a rear-end crash and believe the other driver was distracted, such as by texting, you may be wondering if you can file a claim for damages. In short, the answer is yes, you can file a claim if the other driver was distracted and caused the accident.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Distracted driving, including texting, is a form of negligence. If the other driver was texting or otherwise distracted and caused the accident, he or she can be held liable for the damages resulting from the accident.
- It can be challenging to prove distracted driving. Unlike other forms of negligence, such as drunk driving or running a red light, distracted driving can be more challenging to prove. However, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you gather the evidence needed to prove the other driver was distracted, such as phone records or eyewitness testimony.
- You may be able to recover compensation for various damages. If you were injured in the accident, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident. If the accident resulted in property damage, you may also be able to recover the cost of repairs or replacement.
It is always best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your legal options and the best course of action for your specific situation. An attorney can help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue a legal claim if necessary.
If you believe the other driver was distracted at the time of your accident, contact The Ruth Law Team to speak with an attorney who can help you understand your legal options. Call us at (888) 783-8378.
You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.
Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.