Distracted driving has quickly become a leading cause of vehicle collisions. As if the weather in Seattle didn’t make car accidents common enough, reckless drivers must add to the risks by engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. Some experts consider distracted driving to be as risky as drunk driving.

If you suspect that your car crash and related injuries were caused by a distracted driver, contact Craig Swapp & Associates right away.

A Seattle distracted driving accident lawyer from our firm will work to prove that your wreck was caused by someone else’s negligence. Then, we will fight to see that you are compensated for that person’s disregard for the safety of others.

Driver Distractions That Cause Accidents

Driver distractions claimed the lives of over 3,400 people in the United States in 2016. Any behavior that takes your eyes and mind off the task of driving is considered distracted driving. Some people believe that multitasking is just a part of driving, but that’s not true.

There are ways to prevent driver distraction, which can also prevent injuries and death due to auto wrecks. To gain you an understanding of all the ways Seattle drivers can be distracted on the road, see the following list:

  • Talking, texting, scrolling, or using a cell phone in any way
  • Eating and drinking
  • Changing the radio station
  • Talking and engaging with others in the vehicle
  • Putting on makeup

Distracted driving is unacceptable, and if your injuries were caused by a driver who was engaging in this behavior, you can hold that person accountable by filing an auto crash claim. Holding that person accountable for the injuries he or she caused may prevent future injuries to other drivers.

Proving the Other Driver Was Driving Distracted

When you’ve been injured in a wreck, you may decide to file an injury claim to recover your losses. You could be dealing with financial losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and physical and mental health treatment costs.

You could also be dealing with non-economic losses like pain, suffering, and the way your life has changed due to your injuries

To prove the other driver caused the crash, your distracted driving attorney in Seattle will need to investigate your case. This could involve interviewing witnesses, hiring crash scene experts, obtaining phone records, collecting video evidence, and more.

Connect with a Seattle Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

No matter the cause of your vehicle collision, an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you prove who was at fault. We will investigate your crash, identify the responsible party, and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. Negligent drivers should be held accountable for the injuries and damages they cause.

To learn what your case is worth during a free case review, contact a Seattle distracted driving accident lawyer at our firm. We can be reached by phone at 1-800-404-9000 or via the online contact form at the bottom of this page.