April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. There were about 800 traffic fatalities in 2023 in Washington State and too many were the result of distracted driving. Modern technology has given us amazing tools, like built–in touch screens and cell phones. All these tools can pull our attention from the roadway. Every person behind the wheel must focus on the roadway and help ensure we can all get to our destinations safely!

Distracted driving is more than holding a cell phone to your ear or texting with a friend. In fact, there are numerous ways that a driver could be distracted while behind the wheel. Eating, grooming, changing the car stereo music and even talking with passengers are all examples of distracted driving. Anything that pulls your attention away from the road could lead to bodily injury auto accident.

If you have been seriously injured in a collision caused by a distracted driver, you may need to quickly gather evidence in order to hold them accountable. Distracted drivers might be viewing or  posting to social media at the time of the collision. Sometimes the car accident investigation will be more difficult requiring police or an attorney submit a legal request for cell phone records.

Witness statements and video footage can help prove that the driver was distracted. Perhaps a witness saw the driver eating or reaching for something in the backseat the instant before the collision. Dash cams in other vehicles or security cameras at nearby businesses may have recorded the crash.

The experienced attorneys at Cooney Law Offices can gather the evidence and records to build your case. We work to help get you full compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of consortium. Let us guide you through the recovery process. Cooney Law Offices. We can help!