Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is estimated that an additional 416,000 people were injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted driver.
Consulting a Fayette County 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 an automobile accident involving a distracted driver in Fayette County you should discuss your case with an auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
An article on kidshealth.org offered suggestions on how to prevent distracted driving accidents caused by texting.
•Offer to serve as the driver's surrogate text writer.
•Tell the driver that several police officers were seen that day as a hint that texting is a dangerous risk.
•Bring attention to reckless drivers and speculate whether they may be texting and driving.
•Tell the driver that his texting and driving makes you uncomfortable.
•Refuse to ride in a car with a driver who texts after being asked to stop.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Fayette County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.