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What victims can do to protect against a distracted driver

Distracted driving is dangerous and can result in serious injuries and harm for victims. Victims of distracted driving-related accidents should be familiar with how they can protect themselves when they have suffered harm because of a distracted driver.

Distracted driving includes a variety of behaviors drivers should not engage in while they are behind the wheel. It includes activities that are not necessary to the driver's operation of the vehicle and that can be expected to reasonably impair the driver. Distracted driving behaviors fall into three categories including cognitive distraction, visual distraction and manual distraction. Texting while driving includes all three types of distracted driving at once which is why it is considered particularly dangerous. Distracted driving laws are in place to attempt to prevent distracted driving.

Distracted includes using a cell phone while driving; texting while driving; eating while driving; grooming while driving; operating a radio while driving; operating a navigation device while driving; reading while driving; and basically anything that removes the driver's attention and focus from the roadway; eyes from the road; and hands from that steering wheel. Distracted driving can result in car accidents that cost victims physically, financially and emotionally.

Personal injury legal protections are available to help victims with the physical, financial and emotional damages they face because of a distracted driver. It is important for car accident victims and their families to know how to access these important legal remedies to get the help they need with their medical expenses, lost wages and the emotional harm they have suffered because of a distracted driver.

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