Negligence Claims for Eating While Driving
When drivers operate their vehicles under distracted conditions, they are being negligent about the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road. Distracted drivers are putting their own lives, as well as the lives of those around them, at risk. One common aspect of distracted driving we hear about nowadays is technology and texting while driving, a large distraction that causes thousands of accidents every year in the U.S. We hear all of the warnings, see all of the advertisements, and know that texting and driving is dangerous. A distraction that is not discussed as much, is just as dangerous, and is almost as common, is eating while driving. The appeal of eating while driving is understandable, as it saves valuable time. However, is it worth it when the chances of an accident increase so greatly? When drivers try to eat while operating a vehicle, their eyes are not on the road, their mind is not on their surroundings, and their hands are not on the wheel. If someone is engaging in such a distracting act while they drive, they are more likely to commit the following actions:
- Missing road signs
- Swerving into other lanes
- Not noticing the actions of other cars, such as braking, turning, or changing lanes
- Running stop lights or signs
If you or someone you love was involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver who was attempting to eat, you know how aggravating and devastating it can be. Their “time saving” act has caused property damage, injury, and stress that you now have to handle. However, you do not have to suffer alone. The attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. understand how infuriating and burdening car accidents can be. You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. We are ready to use our knowledge and experience to fight for compensation. You may be entitled to recover damages for your pain, suffering, property damage, medical bills, and loss of income. While money may not be the quick fix to all of the problems you are now facing, it can help relieve some of the financial burden you are feeling.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, contact one of the qualified Kankakee car accident injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. We are devoted to helping our clients fight for compensation and taking the stress off you so you can focus on recovery. To learn more about our legal team, contact our office at (815) 929-9292 today.