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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Many Minnesota residents do everything they can to stay safe on the road. From abiding by the rules of the road, to wearing a seatbelt and engaging in defensive driving, individuals often take steps to protect their safety, as well as the safety of others on the road.

Unfortunately, no matter how safe one drives, there are others on the road who do not follow these same standards. The results can be tragic, as individuals can suffer serious injury, or death, at the hands of someone else's negligent driving. For instance, a young woman was killed in a car accident while she was sitting idle at a stop sign. The woman's car was struck by a 20-year-old driver who had crossed the road.

The deceased woman's father works as a safety consultant, where he teaches others around the country about distracted driving. In conjunction with the man's work as a safety consultant, the woman's family is now working to get the word out about the incident and how individuals should avoid distracted driving at all costs.

Incidentally, April is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The story above is becoming all too common, as many Minnesota residents have suffered severe injury or death because of a distracted driver.

In these incidents, the injured person, or a deceased person's family, may seek legal relief against the distracted driver. In a personal injury action, the distracted driver may be held responsible for the damages he or she caused as a result of negligence. While the award of compensation will never replace the life of a deceased loved one, it can help provide accountability and defray the medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses the family is left with after the tragedy.

Source: CBS Minnesota, "Daughter of distracted driving educator dies in crash," Susan Elizabeth Littlefield, April 13, 2016

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