From speeding to operating a vehicle while drunk or intoxicated by the use of drugs, motor vehicle accidents have many causes. Unfortunately, some people do not realize how dangerous and prevalent distracted driving is in New London, and Connecticut’s other cities. At Beebe and O’Neil, our firm knows how devastating these crashes can be for accident victims and, in some cases, their entire families also.
Drivers may become distracted for a wide variety of reasons, from other passengers bothering them to cell phones, food and changing the radio station. When drivers take their eyes off of the road, even for a very short period of time, they may find themselves in the middle of a serious traffic accident. After a crash occurs, it can be very difficult to prove that the driver who was responsible for causing the accident was distracted. Not only does this make it impossible to measure the precise number of distracted driving crashes that happen across the country, but it can also make it harder for victims to move forward. After all, victims of these wrecks often face a plethora of hardships, ranging from physical pain and financial woes to permanent disabilities and even death.
If you think that a distracted driver has turned your entire life upside down, you should not hesitate to stand up for your rights. Depending on the details of the collision, you may have various options available. On our car accidents page, you will find an overview of additional topics related to distracted driving.