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You can seek compensation for a distracted driving accident

Getting into a car accident may seem unavoidable in some cases; other drivers don't always act in predictable ways. Some accidents lead to wrongful deaths, and unfortunately, there is little you can do to bring back the one you love or be compensated emotionally for that loss. You can seek compensation, though, which will help you pay for financial losses caused by the accident.

Distracted driving is a cause of many accidents that take place in Canada. Even though it's illegal to drive while on the phone talking, texting, dialing, or typing, people still do this and put others at risk. Using hand-held or entertainment devices is also illegal, but people still take their attention away from the road to use these devices.

Drivers who use cell phones when behind the wheel are four times more likely to cause an accident or be involved in one than those who do not. When you take your eyes off of the road for as little as two seconds, the risk of being in a collision doubles.

Besides putting you and your family at risk, these drivers face penalties for being distracted when behind the wheel. They can face fines of $400 or more, demerit points on their licences, and licence suspensions. If others are endangered because of distracted driving, the driver could face jail time for up to six months and have his licence suspended for up to two years.

Our website has more information on what to do when you lose a loved one in a car accident. You're not alone, and you deserve the help you need to make a claim.

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