If you were injured by someone that thought their text message was worth sending while driving, we want to show them how expensive a text can be.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, it can turn your life upside down. You need an experienced team of attorneys fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.
Being injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver causes problems that may become overwhelming very quickly, including:
Health Problems. When you have been injured by a distracted driver, you need to get all of the treatment that your doctor recommends. It is especially important to get any imaging studies that he or she requests. It is important for your recovery, and it is important evidence of your injury.
Financial Problems. Due to medical bills, lost wages, or additional (and unexpected) child care expenses, you may quickly find yourself in a financial pinch.
Legal Problems. When you have been injured by a distracted driver, you may have a variety of legal issues arise that are not easy to navigate alone. In some cases, you may have been cited by an officer who believed you were, in part, to blame. It can be intimidating to show up at a traffic hearing when you feel wrongly accused. You may have questions about who you should speak to or give recorded statements to? Are there some people that you have a duty to speak to?
But there is another type of problem that is perhaps scarier than any of the types of problems listed above. It is the Hidden Problem. You simply don’t know what you don’t know.
When you make a distracted driver claim, you are surrounded by traps for the unwary. On the page below (and throughout this website), you will find information that will educate you as to some of the issues that you are likely to face in your personal injury claim.
It is valuable information, but it is no substitute for a lawyer. If you want the best possible outcome on your personal injury claim, then you need to be represented by an experienced aggressive attorney.
Distracted driving is negligent driving.
Three Major Causes of Distracted Driving:
Cell phone use: If someone is using a cell phone while driving, it is a distraction. Using the cell phone while driving distracts the driver whether the cell phone is handheld or it is being used in a hands-free mode. In fact, information gathered by the National Safety Council suggests that hands-free talking or texting can be just as dangerous as handheld cell phone use.
Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph NHTSA.
People are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08% https://www.enddd.org/the-facts-about-distracted-driving/
Other in-car distractions: Drivers are often distracted by using navigation systems, radios, audio or video players etc. In addition, drivers are not uncommonly distracted by looking at passengers instead of looking at the road.
Out of the car distractions: Too many drivers are guilty of being distracted because they are gazing or rubbernecking at accident scenes, billboards, construction sites, and other out-of-vehicle sights that take too much of the driver’s attention from the important task of safe driving.
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