We recently discussed a set of bills that would toughen up the laws for distracted driving here. While this is certainly a welcome development, it doesn't do anything to prevent the distracted driving accidents that have already occurred or those that will occur while the bills are being considered. If you have been injured in a distracted driving crash, think carefully about your option to seek compensation.
Some people might not choose to pursue legal action against the driver who smashed into them because they don't think the effort will be worth it or they don't think that they should. We don't want you to fall into those modes of thinking. If you were injured in an accident, you shouldn't be the one who has to cover the financial impacts of the accident.
Seeking compensation after a car accident serves more than one purpose. Yes, you are seeking monetary compensation, but you are also putting your foot down and letting the driver who was too distracted to drive safely know that he or she will be held accountable for the decision to do whatever activities were distracting.
In some cases, holding the driver accountable is just as important as seeking the monetary compensation. We know that this is a lot to think about. We are here to help you consider each option that comes your way while your case is moving forward. We want you to make the decisions that you feel most comfortable with since you are the one who was injured and the one who has to live with the outcome of your claim.