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Distracted driving claims thousands of lives and causes even more injuries to accident victims every single year. Texting, making phone calls, eating, changing radio stations, and talking to passengers are all examples of distracted driving. If you were injured by a distracted driver, a personal injury attorney can help. Personal injury attorneys ensure that their clients are fairly compensated for their injuries after being hurt by negligent drivers.
Laws on distracted driving
Texting while driving is against the law in South Carolina. However, this does not deter thousands of drivers from texting and driving every day. Thousands of accidents are caused by drivers trying to compose or read a text message. In many of these accidents, victims are killed.
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving because it involves three different distractions—visual, cognitive, and manual.
Visual distractions require the driver to look away from the road.
Manual distractions force the driver to let go of the steering wheel.
Cognitive distractions take the driver’s attention away from the road.
Texting is so dangerous because the driver is holding a phone (manual distraction), looking at its screen (visual distraction) and is thinking about what to send in a message (cognitive distraction).
South Carolina law provides remedies for victims of distracted driving accidents. There are a number of damages that may be available in a distracted driving injury claim, such as:
- Medical expenses, including the estimated cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you were injured by a distracted driver, you should meet with an experienced personal injury driver as soon as possible to learn about your options. Your personal injury attorney will help you through every phase of your claim, from its initial filing to its conclusion. Personal injury attorneys work hard to ensure their victims receive fair compensation for the injuries they have sustained.