Distracted driving is a big problem these days, but if you have been hurt in an accident due to another driver who couldn’t keep their eyes and attention on the road, you don’t need us to tell you that. Instead, you’re probably looking for ways to prove your distracted driving claim and hold that driver accountable. A San Antonio, Texas car accident lawyer from our firm can help you do that.

What Are Some Examples of Distracted Driving?

There are plenty of things that can divert a driver’s attention away from the road. Some common causes of distracted driving include:

  • Playing with the infotainment system or radio
  • Reading directions
  • Talking to other occupants of the vehicle
  • Loud music
  • Eating or drinking while behind the wheel
  • Making calls or checking texts
  • Looking at other smartphone apps

No matter the cause of the distraction, if a driver hits someone else and causes them harm because they were not focused on the task at hand, they should be held accountable. A lawyer from our firm can help you gather evidence and show that distracted driving was the root cause of your accident.

What Evidence of Distracted Driving Can Be Used in a Claim?

Getting evidence of distracted driving can be difficult, but it is possible. You can use:

Phone records: Your lawyer can subpoena phone records and see if the other driver was talking on the phone or texting at the time of the accident.

Social media activity: If that doesn’t work out, you may be able to check the other driver’s social media accounts. If they were posting something at the same time of the accident, then that could be evidence of distracted driving.

Witness statements: It’s possible that another driver or a pedestrian saw the other driver looking down or otherwise not paying attention to the road at the time of the crash.

An admission of guilt: Sometimes another driver makes things easy. If they apologize for being distracted and essentially admit to wrongdoing in front of you or the police, that is evidence.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Sue For?

If you do decide to make a distracted driver claim, you can sue for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the more obvious costs of the accident, like medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages can reimburse you for the psychological trauma you experienced and other things that would be hard to put a price on. If you are experiencing mental anguish, pain from a disability or disfigurement, or an inability to enjoy something you once loved, then you should sue for non-economic damages.

Talk to Our Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one has been hurt because someone else was distracted behind the wheel, we may be able to assist you. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and ask to schedule a free consultation. We can tell you more about your legal options.