Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accidents. Taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can cause a severe car crash. You may not think there’s anything wrong with answering your phone, texting someone, or picking up something that fell on the floor while driving, but those few seconds of not paying attention can be fatal.
I work hard to ensure my clients receive the maximum compensation for their injuries involving distracted driving. For more than 20 years, I have represented clients in Olathe, Kansas, who were injured in all kinds of motor vehicle accidents.
Distracted driving can be caused by any number of factors, including the following situations:
Eating and Drinking
Texting and Driving
Switching the Radio Stations
Distraction from Other Passengers
Getting Lost and Searching for Signs on the Road
Looking for Directions on Navigation Devices
Distracted drivers should be held accountable for their actions, and there should be no reason why you shouldn’t receive fair compensation for your personal injuries. As your attorney, I will help you protect your rights and do everything possible to deliver the results you need.
Distracted driving has become an epidemic across the country. Recently, there has been an increased focus to prevent this type of behavior in hopes of reducing injuries and even deaths due to distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 20 percent of auto accidents in 2009 were the result of distracted driving.
To win a claim against another driving in a distracted driving accident, you must do more than simply make an accusation. You must be able to prove the other driver was distracted and the accident was the result of that distraction. While personal injury claims of this nature can be complex, an attorney experienced in handling distracted driving cases is often able to prove distraction was involved at the time of the accident. For instance, an attorney can subpoena cellphone bills to determine whether the other driver may have been texting or talking at the time of the collision.
Passengers may also have a right to make a claim in the event of a distracted driving accident. For instance, if a passenger is injured in a vehicle driven by a distracted driver, that passenger may have a viable claim. This is the case even if the individual driving the vehicle was a relative or friend.
While many people are often concerned about making a claim against a family member or friend, if you have been badly injured in an accident, you should not wait to make a claim. Medical bills can mount quickly. This is why insurance exists, to ensure others do not have to bear the burden of high medical bills with no recourse to pay them.
If you have been injured in an auto accident as the result of distracted driving, contact our office today to find out more about your rights.