Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving Accident Cases in Pennsylvania

The dangers associated with distracted driving are becoming more apparent. Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving and result in similar consequences. Accidents caused by distracted drivers are on the rise in Pennsylvania. When an accident is caused by a distracted driver, those who are injured are often entitled to recover money damages from the distracted driver. Anyone who has been injured in an accident caused by a person suspected of distracted driving should consult with an attorney to learn about your options under Pennsylvania law.

Proving distracted driving can be difficult without sufficient evidence to show that the driver’s attention was diverted away from the road. Some common examples of things to look for in identifying a distracted driver include:

• Cell phone use while driving
• Eating or drinking beverages while driving
• Listening to music 
• Adjusting the radio or other vehicle controls

To prove the distraction, you must be able to point to evidence supporting your claim. This can include admissions from the distracted driver, eye witness accounts, driving patterns, cell phone records, driving histories, items found in the car, and many other things. 

If you are involved in an accident in Pennsylvania with a distracted driver, there are some things you can do to improve your chances of recovering damages. There are three general suggestions for all accidents involving distracted drivers:

• First, involve law enforcement and request that they complete an accident report. Inform the police of all pertinent information to the accident and make sure they document the accident through the collection of witness statements and photographs. 
• Next, seek out immediate medical attention for your injuries. Not only is this important for your health, but it will help to prove important elements of your case. Make sure to seek out continuing medical attention for all aches and pains that continue after the accident.
• Third, contact an attorney. An attorney will be able to provide legal advice about your specific situation. An attorney will be able to help you file a claim and build a case. An attorney will represent you, look out for your best interest, and make sure you receive a fair resolution 

If you have been injured by a distracted driver in Pennsylvania, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with a Pennsylvania car accident attorney to learn what options are available in your situation. 

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