According to the woman, her parrot enjoys drinking coffee.
When the woman took her eyes off the road to see what her bird was doing, she hit a guardrail. Though her airbag deployed when she struck the guardrail—possibly saving her life—she nonetheless suffered cuts to her face and broke her arm as a result of the crash. The bird also survived the incident.
While this incident did not involve any other vehicles it is easy to see how if it had, others could have been hurt as well. In a situation such as this, a personal injury lawsuit could be filed by injured parties against those whose negligence in engaging in distracted driving is to blame for the crash. If successful, financial compensation could be awarded.
Those who find that they are in that situation could benefit from working with a lawyer who handles such cases. Generally, the sooner one takes action to pursue such a claim, the better.