Drivers in Colorado have a duty to use reasonable care behind the wheel. Drivers should follow traffic laws and pay attention to the road, in order to safely operate their vehicle without colliding with other cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians. When drivers allow distraction to interfere with their duty of reasonable care, serious injury can result.
What is Considered Distracted Driving?
The NHTSA definition of distracted driving is “a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity instead.”
Some common causes of distracting driving include:
- Cellphones & texting
- Adjustments inside the vehicle, including turning up the heat, changing the radio station, or adjusting a mirror
- Eating or drinking
- Picking up an item that was dropped on the floor
- Reading a billboard
- Taking in the scenery
- Seeing animals alongside the road
These activities are extremely dangerous to a driver, passengers, and everyone who shares the road. If a distracted driver causes an accident that results in your injury, you have the right to take legal action to hold him or her accountable, and as skilled Denver personal injury lawyers, we are ready to help.
A good attorney can be your strongest ally when it comes to negotiating with insurance companies and navigating the claims process. Let our experienced and dedicated lawyers help you. If you suffered any type of injury in an auto accident, it’s always a good idea to at least take advantage of a free consultation with an attorney to assess your claim and discuss your options. Attorney Brian Pushchak is always happy to speak with you about your case. If you decide that hiring an attorney is the best choice for you, know that you can trust the team of experienced and dedicated lawyers at Pushchak Law Firm to fight for the fair compensation you deserve.