Distracted driving is dangerous behavior. It can result in serious car accidents that can gravely injure car accident victims. For that reason, it is important for car accident victims to be familiar with the rights and protections available to help them with the aftermath of a distracted driving accident.
Distracted driving is risky and dangerous behavior
There are several different categories of distracted which is not only limited to texting while driving. The different categories of distracted driving include:
- Manual distraction – manual distraction includes anything that removes the driver’s hands from the steering wheel;
- Visual distraction – visual distraction includes anything that removes the driver’s eyes from the roadway; and
- Cognitive distraction – cognitive distraction includes anything that removes the drivers attention or focus from the roadway.
Different types of distracted driving
Texting while driving is considered the most dangerous type of distracted driving because it combines manual, visual and cognitive distraction into one dangerous activity. Other types of distracted driving include operating a radio while driving, using a navigation device while driving, eating while driving, grooming while driving, reading while driving or being on a cell phone while driving.
Help for victims
Victims of distracted driving may be able to hold the distracted driver who injured them accountable through a personal injury claim for damages. A personal injury claim for damages may help the victim recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages from the negligent driver responsible and is a legal resource injured victims, and their families, should be familiar with.