You were going about your day just like you usually do when, while out driving your car your vehicle was struck by a driver who was not paying attention. Distracted driving accidents are a problem in the state of Maryland and all across the country. If you suffered injuries in such an accident, you may seek relief for your losses.
You cannot go far on a Maryland road without seeing people texting while driving, eating, doing their makeup, taking on their phones, reading or performing a million other tasks that remove their attention from what they should be doing -- staying focused on the road. All of these distractions cause people to leave their lanes of traffic, make bad decisions and reduce their reaction time. Sadly, thousands of people die in accidents caused by distracted drivers every year and hundreds of thousands suffer injuries in such events.
Distracted driving, in any of its forms, is considered a negligent action. In order for victims of distracted driving accidents to seek compensation for their losses, they need to establish that the other driver was negligent in his or her actions. Sometimes this can be difficult to prove, but legal counsel will know how to investigate the matter.
Victims of distracted driving accidents do not need to suffer in silence. They do not need to bear the full burden of their losses alone. If you or a family member are a victim of such an event, you may file legal claims in a Maryland civil court in an effort to seek compensation for your losses. To learn more about this topic, please visit our firm's website.