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Who Is Responsible In Distracted Driving Accidents?

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Distracted driving: It’s one of the more common causes of car accidents because it keeps the driver’s attention off the road. This is enough to result in the driver either losing control, swerving into another lane, or simply not see another driver.

Unfortunately, these are far more common than they should be, leaving individuals to deal with the aftermath and the injuries. But when distracted driving accidents occur, who can be held liable? Here are some of the potentially responsible parties.

When Is the Driver Responsible?

Typically, the driver is the one who is most often responsible for the injuries caused in a distracted driving accident. The driver is the one who usually makes the decision that takes his or her focus from the road and causes them to become distracted.

For instance, the distracted driver may be texting while driving, talking on the cell phone, putting on makeup, or even listening to music too loudly. These types of situations make the distracted driver the one who may be considered at fault for the accident.

When Is Another Party Responsible?

One of the things most individuals are unaware of is the fact that there may be other parties responsible such as the passengers in the vehicle. However, there are some situations where those others in the car can be responsible when their actions are the ones that cause the distraction.

For instance, when passengers are acting rowdy or messing with the driver, or something they do impairs the vision of the driver, they may be held responsible for any of the injuries caused by an accident due to that distraction.

Our Houston car accident attorneys at The Daspit Law Firm are dedicated to the rights of the injured, always working hard to help you in your time of need. If you’ve been hurt as a result of a distracted driving accident, our team may be able to help.

We can work to determine who may be liable for the accident and help you seek legal action against the negligent party. You deserve strong legal counsel to seek maximum compensation when someone else’s actions result in your injuries.

We’re here for you when you need us most. Call us today at (888) 273-1045.

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