How Might Distracted Driving Lead to a Collision?

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If a driver navigates the Texas roads while distracted, it is more than likely that a collision will ensue. Follow along to find out how distracted driving might ultimately lead to a collision and how a proficient Houston, Texas car accident lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you hold the distracted driver accountable in your case.

In what ways might distracted driving lead to a collision?

The act of driving is far more complex than what you may initially think. That is, you must keep in mind all traffic rules and regulations, safely time breaks and turns, and quickly react to unexpected external factors that appear on the road, just to name a few. This is all to say that when behind the wheel, a driver must give their undivided attention to the road ahead of them. Without further ado, below are examples of how a driver’s distracted behavior might ultimately lead to a collision:

  • If a driver smokes while driving: this is a type of manual distraction, as it takes at least one hand off the steering wheel for extended durations.
  • If a driver has a pet on their lap while driving: this is a type of visual distraction, as the pet may jump up and obstruct their field of vision at a moment’s notice.
  • If a driver has earphones on while driving: this is a type of cognitive distraction, as it cancels out noises coming from neighboring cars and other external factors on the road.

In what ways might I prove the at-fault driver’s distracted behavior?

First of all, there is certain evidence that you must collect regardless of who or what caused your collision; and they read as follows:

  • The police report conducted by the law enforcement officer who responded to the scene of your collision.
  • Witness testimonies from those who were present at the scene of your collision.
  • Photos and videos of your bodily injuries, car damages, and the overall scene of your collision.
  • Medical records and bills that date back to the time your collision occurred.

Then, there is specific evidence that may help prove your claim that the at-fault driver was behaving distractedly at the time of your collision, and they read as follows:

  • Dashcam, redlight camera, or surveillance camera footage that captured the at-fault driver’s distracted behavior.
  • A vehicle damage analysis concluding the at-fault driver’s distractedness as a factor in the collision.
  • The at-fault driver’s statement to the law enforcement officer in which they admit they were distracted.
  • The at-fault driver’s social media activity that matches the time your collision occurred.
  • The at-fault driver’s cellphone records that match the time your collision occurred.
  • The at-fault driver’s prior citations for distracted driving violations.

Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against a distracted driver may come with its benefits, so long as it is carefully conducted. So please seek the assistance of a talented Houston, Texas auto accident lawyer from White Personal Injury. We look forward to having a conversation with you.

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