Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). It is estimated that an additional 416,000 people were injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted driver.
Consulting a Arrowhead District attorney after an auto accident involving a distracted driver enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in a Arrowhead District auto accident involving a distracted driver you should discuss your case with an auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
Luxury automobiles already promote dashboard options that include televisions, DVD players and a touch-screen GPS. New options made in partnership with Intel and Google would allow a driver to surf the Internet from the driver's seat. Prototypes include 10-inch displays and high definition video displays.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving contributes to as many as 20 percent of auto accidents. The DOT website, distraction.gov, claims that distracted driving causes almost 5,500 fatalities and 450,000 injuries annually.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Arrowhead District auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith by calling (770) 487-8999. We can assist you in every stage of your case including obtaining the available evidence.