Theisen & Associates, LLC

Legal remedies for victims of distracted drivers

Distracted driving includes any activity that removes the driver's attention from the roadway. Distracted driving can increase the chances of a motor vehicles accident and may be considered negligence when it results in a car accident, carrying liability for the distracted driver.

Driver distraction falls into three broad categories; however, anything that removes the driver's attention and focus from the roadway is considered distracted driving. The categories of distracted driving include: visual distraction, or removing the driver's eyes from the roadway; manual distraction, or removing the driver's hands from the steering wheel; and cognitive distraction, or removing the driver's mental focus from the roadway. Specific examples of distracted driving include texting while driving; using a cell phone while driving; operating a navigation device or radio while driving; or eating or grooming while driving.

When a car accident victim has been injured by a distracted driver, legal resources are available to help them recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. Personal injury and wrongful death legal remedies may be available to help victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Texting while driving is considered the most dangerous form of distracted driving, as it combines all three types of distracted driving. Texting requires the driver to remove their eyes from the roadway for five seconds while reading or sending a text message, which is long enough to travel the length of a football field while driving at 55 miles per hour. Victims who have been harmed by an unexpected accident caused by a negligent driver should be familiar with the legal protections available to them.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Honors & Memberships

  • Super lawyers 2018
  • AV preeminent peer rated for highest level of professional excellence
  • FortWayne magazine top lawyers
  • Allen county bar association
  • Reviews 5 stars Nathaniel O. Hubley
  • Indiana state bar association serving the legal profession and the public
Email Us For a Response

Arrange A Free Attorney Consultation

To schedule a free initial consultation, call 260-739-0759 or fill out our simple contact form. We look forward to serving you.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Theisen & Associates, LLC

810 South Calhoun St.
Suite 200
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-739-0759
Fax: 260-422-4245
Fort Wayne Law Office Map

Free Initial Consultation