Drivers who have caused an accident due to personal grooming might not be so forth coming about the reasons for the crash. If you are the only witness to the distracted driving, you must take cautious steps to prove the other driver was at fault. The first thing you must do is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Everything you do and say at the scene of the accident is extremely important to the outcome of your case.
At the scene, there will be police, eyewitnesses, insurance adjusters, a medical team, etc. You should wait until your attorney arrives before you speak with anyone, particularly the insurance adjusters. While you are waiting for your attorney, you should make a note or if possible, take photos of everything you see around the scene. This can include, anything in plain site in the other driver’s vehicle that might help you prove the driver was applying make-up or combing their hair. If you are the only witness besides the other driver, you will need to be able to prove the driver was either reckless or negligent, since there are no laws against distracted driving. If the driver knowingly put you at risk by personal grooming while driving, you can be fully compensated for your damages.
Knowledge Equals Power in Orlando Auto Accident Cases
Distracted driving can be difficult to prove in court. If you or a loved one has experienced an injury as the result of an automobile accident with a distracted driver, you need to contact an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer. We can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc. Feel free to fill out our quick contact form on our website to discuss your legal options in more detail.