Fighting Back Against Distracted Drivers
In Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico, distracted drivers have become a serious impediment to safety on the roads. Now that almost everyone has a cellphone, a sizeable percentage of car wrecks every year are caused by drivers texting behind the wheel. If you have been hit by a negligent driver, odds are high that he or she was distracted at the time of the collision.
At Berenson & Associates, PC, our attorneys have extensive experience with accident cases involving distracted drivers. To increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your damages, you will need to prove that the other driver was distracted, and our personal injury lawyers will examine the circumstances surrounding the crash to help you do that.
A Dangerous Presence On The Roads
A great deal of research has been presented on the hazards of distracted driving, including information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, known as the CDC. Researchers there have identified three forms of driver distraction: manual, where a driver takes his or her hands off the wheel or transmission; mental, where a driver is preoccupied by thoughts other than driving; and visual, where a driver’s attention is drawn to something bright, flashy or with lots of text.
As you can tell, smartphones can easily create all three forms of distraction at once.
Our legal team understands how easily someone can be hurt by a distracted driver — whether this is due to them using a phone, eating or drinking, or being otherwise inattentive. In any case, we can work with you to seek compensation for your medical bills and other expenses.