Distracted Driving Accidents
Montgomery County Car Accident Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,477 people. That same year, about 391,000 people were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. While texting is among one of the most distracting and dangerous habits on the road, it is not the only form of distracted driving that causes severe and sometimes fatal accidents. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, the Montgomery County car accident attorneys at Morris Wilson, P.C. will effectively pursue compensation on your behalf. Within the past 5 years alone, our skilled legal team secured more than $30 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients and would be honored to do the same for you.
Contact our Montgomery County car accident attorneys today to learn more about your legal options!
What Is Distracted Driving?
Although many of us often associate the use of cell phones with distracted driving, other forms of distracted driving include:
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to passengers in your vehicle
- Adjusting the stereo or an mp3 player
- Using a GPS navigation system
- Grooming or putting on makeup
- Reaching for something in your vehicle
Distracted driving is essentially the act of engaging in any task that requires you to divide or remove your attention from driving. No one, regardless of their level of experience, can drive safely unless their full attention is dedicated to the road. Even hands-free devices reduce the reaction times of drivers, despite allowing them greater control of the wheel.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that, during the day, there are approximately 660,000 drivers who are using their cell phones while driving, putting the lives of those around them in jeopardy. Teens account for the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.
What You Can Do to Stop Distracted Driving
Given that teens are the age group most at risk for distracted driving accidents, parents with teen drivers in their household can lead by example and never engage in distracted driving themselves. Talk to them about their responsibility as a driver and have everyone in the family sign a pledge that states their commitment to driving safely and free of distractions.
Teens can also play an active role in driver safety by speaking up when they see their peers driving while distracted. Everyone can spread the word within their community about choosing not to drive while distracted. Doing so can save and change lives.
Seek Compensation with a Skilled Car Accident Attorney in Montgomery County
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident caused by a negligent and distracted driver, you might be eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries. These accidents are often devastating, leading to injuries that result in high medical costs, lost wages, and even loss of work and permanent disability. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
At Morris Wilson, P.C., our personal injury attorneys will take the time to get to know you and understand the circumstances surrounding your case, so we can effectively represent you and build a solid case that meets your needs.
Get started on your case today! Call us at (610) 810-2082 to learn more about your legal options. We provide free initial consultations.