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Distracted drivers present a danger on the roadways

Victims of car accidents commonly face struggles associated with paying for medical bills, especially while the ability of many victims to work may be frustrated by the injuries they suffered in the car accident as well as challenges associated with recovering physically and mentally from a car accident. When victims have been harmed by a car accident that resulted from the negligence of another party, the negligent party, such as a negligent driver, may be financially liable to compensate the victim for their damages.

One increasingly common way that a driver may be negligent is driving while texting. Distracted drivers who cause car accidents while texting and driving can be liable to car accident victims for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered. In general, drivers have a duty of care to ensure the safety of others sharing the roadways. Driving distracted increases the danger to others on the roadway and is both considered both careless and negligent behavior.

Evidence of negligence for legal purposes can be established by a traffic citation, criminal charges or other evidence such as an investigation into the driver's cell phone history at the time of the car accident. A distracted driving-related car accident can have a significant life-altering impact on victims and their families. Car accident victims may suffer medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Because of the serious nature of the damages, it is important that car accident victims are familiar with the legal protections available to them.

Personal injury legal options are available to help guide victims of distracted driving-related accidents through the recovery process following an accident. It is important for car accident victims to be aware of the resources available to them when they have been harmed.

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