Screen Time Can Lead To Vehicular Collisions
Work has changed over the years and many people now spend hours and hours online every day. They may be performing professional tasks for part of that time, but they also could be participating in video calls and online chats. What they may not consider is how this large amount of screen time is impacting their ability to concentrate. Drivers who are unable to fully concentrate are a danger on Florida roads.
Were you hurt in an accident because a tired, overworked driver lost control of their vehicle and struck yours? If you feel the other person needs to be held accountable, because they were distracted or zoning out from too much screen time, you need to connect with a Miami personal injury lawyer.
Online and Video Strain Can Impact Concentration
If you have spent hours on video conferencing platforms, you have likely felt the effects. According to one study, video chats left individuals unable to concentrate well. If you think about it, it makes sense. Online video chats require a lot of eye contact and visual attention. Following a video call, you may feel exhausted. It is important to remember that cognitive strain can decrease a person’s ability to drive safely.
When a person is not able to fully pay attention, they may be distracted. And distracted driving leads to accidents and injuries. It is the legal responsibility of every driver to operate their vehicle in a safe way. Individuals who are overloaded cognitively because of a day on video chats, need to recharge or rest a bit before quickly shifting to the task of driving.
Medical Bills Due to Inattentive Drivers
Crashes are possible when drivers are not paying attention and collisions can happen in an instant but cause medical issues for months or years following the event. It may be possible for you to recover financial damages, money that is necessary for you to pay medical bills and get your life back on track.
Damages could be obtained for the following outflows:
- Doctor expenses and medical bills
- Income lost or future earning potential you can no longer access
- Repairs or replacement expenses or personal property
- Psychological suffering
Naturally, there needs to be evidence to support your claim. If you are unsure how to strengthen your claim or case, discuss how your distracted driving crash occurred with a Miami personal injury lawyer.
Personal injury law can be complicated. A driver who was exhausted from video conferences and caused an accident may try to shift blame when they talk to an insurance adjuster. You need a legal professional on your side to protect your rights.
Do you believe the person who struck your vehicle was zoned out from work or checking their phone for work texts? A knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer can help. With free consultations, our lawyers can determine if you have a right to damage recovery. We will cover your case from the beginning stages to securing final damage awards. Our attorneys at Spencer Morgan Law will fight for fair compensation. Contact us today at 305-423-3800 to schedule your free assessment.