Many factors go into building a successful Daytona Beach car accident case. One of the key factors to consider is what the other driver was doing prior to your collision. Their negligence may have led to your injury.
Many Accidents Are the Result of Driving Distractions
According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 15 to 25 percent of the nation’s auto accidents is likely caused by driving distractions such as texting and driving.
Any action or activity that takes your focus off of driving is a distraction. Though texting is one of the most common driving distractions, an auto accident can occur when a driver is:
- Reaching for something.
- Eating or drinking.
- Programming the radio or GPS.
- Applying makeup
- Staring at an accident.
If the Other Driver Was Distracted
If it can be determined that your accident was the result of another driver becoming distracted, you might be able to hold them liable for your injuries. That is why it is important to find out what the other driver was doing.
However, investigating your own car accident is no easy task. The team at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. has helped hundreds of accident victims build successful accident cases and get the compensation they deserve by thoroughly investigating their accidents.
One of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. can help you if you have been injured by a distracted driver. Call us today at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.