Distracted driving is growing problem in the United States, and can cause serious accidents that may result in serious injury and could even be fatal. Distracted driving can take many forms, from texting to eating while driving. There are three main types of distracted driving:
- Cognitive – thinking about something other than the primary task of driving
- Manual – removing your hands from the wheel
- Visual – looking at something other than the road
People who are injured in car accidents that involve a distracted driver may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you are able to show that the other driver was negligent and his or her negligence caused the accident, you could recover compensation for losses like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or property damage. To determine whether you have a claim, you should consult with an experienced Fayette County car accident lawyer regarding the specifics of your accident. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to meet with you regarding your potential case at no charge to you.
According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9 people per day are involved in fatal distracted driving crashes, and another 1,060 are injured. According to the data, the problem is getting worse, and the number of text messages sent increased by 50 percent from June 2009 to June 2011. In order to avoid distracted driving accidents, the CDC recommends that people avoid using their cell phone in any capacity while driving, and to speak out if you are riding in a car with a distracted driver.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Distracted driving is a serious problem in the United States and can cause serious accidents leading to injuries. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you may be able to sue that driver for negligence. Personal injury claims, like those arising from car accidents, are subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning that there is a limited amount of time in which you can file a claim. As a result, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after being involved in an accident. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Fayette County car accident lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.