Injuries from Working Distracted Drivers
Distracted Drivers who are working are causing car accidents
By now, most people have heard about the dangers of distracted driving. Unfortunately, too many people think of it as something for others to worry about. Distracted driving is a major problem, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. When drivers lose focus on what they are doing, they cause accidents. If you have been injured by someone driving on the job while distracted, you may be entitled to compensation.
How Distracted Driving Causes Accidents
You probably think immediately of texting and driving when you think of distracted driving accidents. This is why texting and driving is illegal in Wisconsin. But the stereotype of a teenager playing on a phone is only part of the story. Every day, intelligent working adults, pressed for time, attempt to multitask while they drive: eating, talking on the phone, texting, or drinking coffee. People excuse it by thinking this is working hard, and that multitasking makes them more productive.
Unfortunately, what it does is make them dangerous. Driving requires a focus, as you are in a vehicle moving at sometimes high speeds, with other vehicles all around. One unintentional veer into another lane can create serious injuries or deaths–and it does so almost every day. A distracted driver is a negligent driver.
Liability for Distracted Driving on the Job
When someone on the job injures you while driving distracted, you have the ability to recover damages. Depending on the situation, you may be able to recover from the driver’s insurer, his or her employer’s insurer, or either the driver or employer separately. These damages can include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and any other economic damages you have suffered as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured due to someone’s distracted driving, you have legal rights. Contact Eisenberg Law Offices to talk through your case and your injuries. We will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.