Experienced Distracted Driving Attorney
Having an experienced Distracted Driving Attorney on your side is crucial. Accidents caused by drivers texting, emailing, talking, or engaging in other behaviors besides paying attention to the road have been consistently rising in recent years.
In fact, many Americans see distracted driving as being just as if not more dangerous than even drunk driving.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving killed 3,166 people in 2017 alone.
Studies have shown that accidents can happen if you simply take your eyes off the road for 3 seconds. The typical texting event takes approx. 5 seconds. This shows how dangerous texting and driving can be. The most common type of auto accident that results from distracted drivers is the rear end collision. Police typically will issue a citation to the person who hit the other car from behind. Weather can mitigate the case, but drivers are still responsible for changing driving habits during inclement weather. Distracted drivers normally impact at a higher speed and sometimes don’t even have an opportunity to brake before hitting the car in front.
Other rear end collision situations result from slowdowns on highways where the driver behind is just not paying attention. This is especially true when stopping and moving again occur frequently. How to evaluate your personal injury claim and how to determine what your case is worth depends on the injuries sustained and what the medical records reveal.
Your automobile insurance policy will determine how you can recover damages, including how to handle your property damage claim, and the declaration page on your auto policy will state whether you have med pay, uninsured motorist coverage, rental car reimbursement and collision coverage on your policy.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed by a distracted driver in Georgia, Mississippi, or Tennessee, call an experienced distracted driving attorney as soon as possible to see if you are entitled to compensation. You have the right to seek damages from a distracted driver, including temporary or permanent disability, pain and suffering, emotional and psychological distress, emergency medical costs, physical therapy and nursing care, disability, and any other expenses or damages you have suffered because of a distracted driver.
The dedicated and experienced distracted driving lawyers at Howe. Law have spent decades recovering monetary damages for our clients after being injured in accidents caused by distracted and otherwise negligent drivers.
Give us a call today at 844-876-4357 for a free-no obligation consultation!