What do cell phones, iPods and other handheld digital devices have in common? Aside from the more obvious physical and electronic characteristics they all share, these devices are believed to cause — or contribute to — an unprecedented number of serious injuries and deaths through vehicle accidents. By distracting users while they are crossing the street or engaging in other potentially dangerous activities, these devices are typically blamed for these accidents.
Yet, who is really at fault: the driver or the pedestrian?
Shared liability in distracted walking accidents
While it may seem hard to believe that someone would text while crossing the street or put on headphones or ear buds and turn up the music so loud that they can't hear approaching traffic and then step out into the road, this is only half of the personal injury equation. Though studies show that headphones are involved in many personal injury vehicle accidents and deaths, these studies unfortunately cannot determine how much responsibility the driver should bear. This is one question that your lawyer will attempt to answer during your personal injury hearing or your loved one's wrongful death lawsuit.
A difficult question to answer
Blame can be difficult to assign in cases such as these since driver distraction or driver error can also potentially play a role in car accidents that cause serious injuries or deaths. When you need an Atlanta law firm to help you fight your personal injury case, whether or not it involves a distracted walking allegation, Jason & Bradley, LLC is here to help. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys will treat your case as if it were our own, doing everything in our power to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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