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Something as innocent as spilling coffee can create devastating injuries. How? When it’s connected to someone driving. Yes, car accidents that leave painful injuries can result not only from reckless, dare-devil driving but also from distracted driving.

Any person behind the wheel who is driving distracted can cause an accident in a moment. It can happen as quickly as the time it takes to glance down when spilling a coffee. In previous years, many drivers have been injured due to accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Have you or a loved one experienced the sad effects of an auto accident caused by a distracted driver? If a distracted driver is the reason for your injuries and car crash, our Michigan distracted driving accident attorneys can help you.

Schedule a FREE consultation with our distracted driving accident lawyers. We proudly serve the residents of Michigan. We charge NO FEES until we win your case. Call us, Mike Morse Law Firm, at 855-MIKE-WINS for help with your case. We want to make sure that you get the money you require and the peace of mind you deserve.

Types of Distracted Driving

When people think of distracted driving, they may imagine drivers with phones in hand, either talking or texting while driving. There is no doubt that these forms of distracted driving are prevalent and cause Michigan car accidents daily. However, there can be many other types of distracted drivers who can cause a collision at any moment.

A distracted driving accident can be the result of someone being inattentive to the road, who may be preoccupied with unwrapping a hamburger, for example. It could be an irritated parent who has turned his or her focus from the road to correcting a child. 

How the law perceives the various causes of a distracted driving accident can affect your case. In fact, distracted driving is organized into three main categories. Whether someone is using a cell phone or petting a dog, the specific type of distraction will fall into at least one of these classifications: visual, manual, or cognitive.

Visual distractions

Visual distractions cause the focus of the driver’s attention to be divided by what he or she is looking at. A driver with his or her gaze set on a beautiful tree, an immense billboard, or perhaps another car accident can easily miss something crucial in the roadway ahead.

Although it could seem harmless to have a brief look around, it is dangerous with the sheer distance a motor vehicle can travel in a short time. At 55 mph, a motor vehicle can travel the distance of a football field (360 feet) in 5 seconds. It is vital that a driver remain undistracted by unnecessary visual stimulation.

Manual distractions

A manual distraction can be as innocent as an insect buzzing around the driver’s head and him trying to swat it. The key detail to manual distraction is that the driver removes one or both hands from the steering wheel while driving. 

If something or someone is in the driver’s path, he may not notice it due to the distraction. Even if he does see it, he may lack the ability to safely maneuver the car around it in time since both hands are not connected to the driving process.

Cognitive distractions

A cognitively distracted driver is physically in the driver’s seat with his hands on the wheel, but his mind is somewhere else. This often occurs on a long stretch of road or when a driver is using a very familiar route. Daydreaming and worry can also preoccupy the person.

When a cognitive distraction occurs, the driver does not mentally register the cars and pedestrians around him. Sudden changes or obstacles can enter his view but his conscious mind takes no note. Cognitive distractions vary in their degree, but all are dangerous.

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When Distractions Can Be Life-Threatening

Each of the distractions mentioned above on their own can cause distracted driving accidents. However, when combined, the result can be even more severe. For example, texting while driving puts these three types of distractions together.

A texting driver is cognitively distracted by focusing on incoming messages and replying. Such a person is visually distracted, looking at a device rather than the road. He or she is also distracted manually, with one or both hands composing the message.

Texting is not the only activity that combines the three main types of distractions. However, it does highlight why the use of a cell phone or smartphone while driving is especially treacherous.

Additionally, car accidents that cause personal injury can happen even if only one of these forms of distractions is taking place. Distracted driving accidents can even involve the hands-free use of a phone.

A Michigan car accident lawyer with our team can help determine whether your car accident resulted from a driver being cognitively distracted while using a cell phone or smartphone in hands-free mode.

Compensation Available to Victims in a Distracted Driving Accident

Injuries resulting from a distracted driver accident can be dire and require a long time to heal. Connected to this are the medical bills that can be hefty and long-lasting. Therefore, you must receive financial restitution for these injuries and medical expenses.

A distracted driver accident attorney with our team can provide you with the right legal counsel for your situation. We can help you recover the funds that you have lost in damages. Further, we can assist you in obtaining the monetary reward you will need to pay for the adjustments to your life that the accident has caused.

The compensation that may be available to Michigan victims in a distracted driver injury case includes the following:

  • Medical bills for present and future care
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering, which could include both physical and emotional distress
  • Therapy
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Repair or replacement of destroyed property in the accident

Reach out to a distracted driver accident attorney with our legal team. The legal advice that can make a difference in your case is well within your reach. With a lawyer from our team, you can put our expertise with the law to work for you. Call us now to schedule a FREE case evaluation with a Michigan distracted driving accident lawyer.

Our Attorneys Can Confront Those at Fault

Determining fault in Michigan car crashes is not always easy. For example, drivers involved in crashes where texting could be the cause may attempt to conceal fault.

Additionally, Michigan insurance companies can also be difficult to deal with in distracted driving accidents. Establishing fault can be challenging when the insurance company of a negligent driver becomes involved. Companies often attempt to minimize or avoid fault entirely.

Our Michigan attorneys know how to handle obstinate parties. We can help you avoid the headache of dealing with challenging legal disputes directly by working on your behalf.

Michigan Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers Who Can Help You

In recent years, thousands of distracted driving accidents have occurred in Michigan. Statistics related to vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving are especially frustrating because they would have been preventable. When drivers give more attention to a cell phone, a pet, applying makeup, or some other activity rather than the road, they endanger all those around them.

Our legal team wants to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your negligent driving car accident. To overcome the severe emotional, mental, and financial consequences of your collision, you require legal professionals with extensive distracted driving case experience. Our attorneys can provide you with the crucial assistance you need.

We know you may be under tremendous financial pressure after your accident. That’s why our legal team works on a contingency fee basis. You won’t have to pay for our services unless we get you the compensation entitled to you. Sound fair?

You can contact us at any time. Schedule a free consultation with Mike Morse Law Firm, Michigan’s largest personal injury law firm, by calling 855-MIKE-WINS. We can help you as we have so many others.


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