Eating on the go has its benefits, it keeps the momentum going, its fun, and it helps you get to appointments on time. However, there is a dark side to eating in the car: it could lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Eating & Distracted Driving
From unwrapping your meal to landing the next bite, eating in the car undoubtedly leads to distracted driving, and unfortunately, distracted driving leads to car accidents. If someone is eating while behind the wheel and injures another driver because he or she is distracted, the injured party could take the distracted driver to court.
Why can someone take a distracted driver to court? Because all drivers have a duty of care to other drivers.
Duty of Care & Distracted Driving
Drivers have a responsibility to act as any reasonable person would to keep people safe while behind the wheel; this is called duty of care. If drivers breach their duty of care and subsequently injure others, they open themselves up to personal injury lawsuits.
Examples of drivers failing to uphold their duty of care include:
- Drowsy driving;
- Drunk driving; and
- Distracted driving.
Therefore, anyone who injures a driver due to one of the breaches mentioned above could be sued for personal injury damages.
Have You Been Injured by Someone’s Negligence?
If you or a loved one are injured by someone’s negligence, including eating while behind the wheel, you have the right to pursue just compensation for your case. If you need an attorney, choose award-winning representation from Ruben Ortiz!
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