Car accidents are incredibly common occurrences all across the United States, including right here in Salt Lake City. Distracted driving is one of the primary causes of these accidents. If a driver is texting on a cell phone or trying to read the news, he or she is putting everyone else on the road at risk.

In 2014, there were 431,000 people injured as a result of distracted driving and 3,179 deaths. None of these accidents needed to happen; almost all of them could have been prevented if the driver at fault had just been paying attention to the road.

If you have been injured by a distracted driver, contact a Salt Lake City distracted driving accident lawyer to explore your options for filing a lawsuit and recovering financial damages.


Determining Fault

Even if you believe that the other driver was distracted and caused the crash, we need to gather evidence to prove it. Proving that the other driver was negligent by not paying attention to the road is critical for maximizing the value of your claim.

In order for you to be entitled to compensation, the other driver needs to be 50 percent or more responsible for the crash. Evidence of driver distraction comes in many forms:

  • Cell phone records
  • The accident report
  • Witness testimony
  • And more


Distracted Driving Causes a Large Number of Car Accidents

Numerous studies performed by organizations such as the National Safety Council show that over 25 percent of all automobile crashes in the United States are related to the use of cellphones. That’s just one form of distracted driving!

When a driver doesn’t fully pay attention to the road, it dramatically increases the likelihood of an accident. Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous and means not paying attention to dangerous road conditions, disabled vehicles on the side of the road, speed limits, pedestrians, and the rules of the road in general.

A distracted driver behind the wheel is a danger to his or herself and to everyone else on the road. If you were hit by another driver and believe that person wasn’t paying attention to the road, contact a Salt Lake City distracted driving accident lawyer from our office.


Distracted Driving Takes Many Forms

Distracted driving accidents can incur medical expenses, disability, and even wrongful death situations.

No driver should be on a cellphone or otherwise not paying attention while driving. Unfortunately, many people believe they are immune to the dangers of distracted driving.

Distracted driving can take many forms. While cell phones are the most common reason, our Salt Lake City distracted driving attorneys have encountered accidents with numerous other causes:

  • Food and drink
  • Changing the radio station or CD
  • Arguments in the car
  • Smoking
  • Reading newspapers, magazines, or books
  • Applying makeup

Any one of these can lead to a serious accident when paired with driving.


Contact a Salt Lake City Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

You deserve financial compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered due to someone else’s negligence.

To discuss your case and your options in further detail, contact a Salt Lake City distracted driving accident lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates by calling 208-331-0167 or reaching us online through the contact form on this page.