You are likely well aware of the fact that distracted driving is extremely dangerous. One of the main types of distracted driving involves texting or some use of a cell phone, which is particularly dangerous because it involves all three types of distraction, affecting a driver’s vision, movement and cognitive function.

Because the dangers of texting while driving are widely known, many people believe that as long as they aren’t texting, they aren’t being dangerous. However, that is not always the case. In fact, a driver can be completely distracted, even with two hands on the wheel. No matter what, a distracted driver is a dangerous driver.

The types of distracted drivers

Distracted driving can be deceptive because a person can be completely distracted, even if it doesn’t look like it. It can be useful to understand the types of distracted drivers that may be present on Oklahoma roads, including the following:

  • Manually distracted driver: This type of driver removes one or both hands from the steering wheel for any reason, whether it is reaching for a cell phone, adjusting the radio or eating while driving.
  • Visually distracted driver: This driver removes his or her eyes from the road, even for a second. This may be to look at a text, check on a passenger in the backseat or read a billboard in passing.
  • Cognitively distracted driver: This type of driver does not look distracted, but his or her mind may be unfocused. This could be because of daydreaming, talking to a passenger, listening to the radio or more.

Any type of distraction is dangerous, no matter what. If you suffered because of a distracted driver, you may have valid claim to financial compensation. Whether the driver who caused your accident was cognitively, manually or visually distracted, he or she may be liable for damages, injuries and emotional trauma.

Your rights after a distracted driving accident

There is no way to undo the damage you experienced in your distracted driving accident, but you do not have to walk through the aftermath alone. If you believe that you have a rightful claim to compensation, you would more than likely benefit from taking quick action as soon as possible after your accident.

When a distracted driver causes harm, he or she should be held accountable for any damages. Victims have the right to seek guidance regarding the possibility of a civil claim in order to secure compensation for medical bills, damage to personal property and other accident-related losses.


Protect Yourself And Family Members Injured In An Accident


If you have been injured in an auto wreck, including a work vehicle wreck, or injured in any other way that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, you may be entitled to compensation that fully covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term needs and other costs. The insurance company is not on your side. With representation from Terrel B. DoRemus & Associates, your best interests are our best interests. We will help you get the fair compensation you deserve and advocate aggressively on your behalf in the case of insurance disputes.

Challenging The Criminal Charges You Face — Defending Your Future

We defend clients throughout the state who have been charged with criminal and juvenile offenses, including misdemeanors and felonies of all types. It pays to have an aggressive and talented trial lawyer on your side to ensure the consequences of charges are reduced to the greatest possible extent.

Guard Your Driving Privileges And Minimize Costly Penalties

Traffic fines and serious violations can wreak devastating havoc on your life. We can advise and represent you in all traffic offense matters, protecting your license and freedoms and aiming to minimize fines and insurance implications.

Proper Estate Planning Saves Everyone Time, Money And Stress

If you are 18 years old or older, it is critical to have your affairs in order legally. Our estate planning services cover wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, end of life medical care, guardianships, conservatorships, estate administration and probate.

Contact DoRemus & Associates Now For Prompt Assistance

We are committed advocates for our clients. Our staff will provide you with individual attention, and we will handle each of your legal needs. Give us a call or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation in English or Spanish.

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