In Louisiana and across the nation, the dangers of texting and driving are known. Law enforcement and legislators are seeking to determine how best to convince people that they should not use their smartphones for any reason while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, drivers continue to believe they can multitask or that being a distracted driver is not that risky. The reality is that in today’s world, when car accidents occur, the first thought is that it was due to a distracted driver. Those who are injured or have lost a loved one in a crash must make certain there is a full investigation as to the cause so they can use it as part of a legal filing for compensation.
According to a recent article, a man riding a motorcycle was hit by a vehicle whose driver was texting. He survived, but was hospitalized. According to the man, he was riding and then woke up in the hospital with a broken pelvis and injuries to his lower spine. The man says the woman who was driving the vehicle that hit him was texting at the time of the crash. He has two children and is concerned about supporting them due to his injuries.
A car crash does not simply affect the person who was injured. It can have a trickle-down effect on everyone that person is close to. There can be major injuries and the accompanying medical expenses, lost time at work, the inability to care for children, the need for long-term assistance and more. This is particularly dangerous when it involved a motorcyclist or a pedestrian, since they don’t have same protections as a person who is in another vehicle. When there are serious injuries, insurance might not cover all the necessary treatment. This is when it is vital to consider a legal filing for compensation.
In this motorcycle crash, a man suffered several significant injuries when he was hit by a woman who was texting and driving. Those who are injured or who have lost a loved one in a crash because of a distracted driver may also want to discuss their case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Source: katc.com, “Motorcyclist speaks out after being run over by a texting driver,” Justice Henderson, Oct. 18, 2017