Distracted Driving Accidents
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,841 people were killed at the hands of distracted drivers in 2018 alone. Among these individuals includes 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians, and 77 bicyclists. In Virginia, distracted driving accounts for 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near-crashes according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Drivers who choose to take their focus off the road in order to complete some other task, causing a car accident as a result, should be held accountable for their negligent actions. Every driver has a duty to drive responsibly and be aware of other people while driving.
As a seasoned litigation firm, no issue is too complex for us to tackle head on. Our goal is always to resolve your legal concern in the most efficient, cost-effective, and favorable manner possible. We respect the needs of our clients and take pride in offering only the highest level of professional service with integrity. We handle the tough cases throughout Virginia. Contact our office today to speak with one of our attorneys about how your injury has impacted your life.
Do You Have A Claim?
If you were hit by a distracted driver, you may be able to pursue compensation to cover the costs of any injuries you incurred as a result of the accident. Speak with our top-rated Virginia distracted driving accident lawyers to discuss your case during a confidential consultation.
Common Types of Distracted Driving
There are many different forms of distracted driving.
Below are some of the most common:
- Tired Driving
- Eating or Drinking
- Applying Makeup
- Using a GPS System
- Talking on the Phone
- Operating an iPod or MP3 Device
In fact, in Virginia it is against the law to use your cell phone at all if you are under 18 years of age and driving.
Are Virginia drivers allowed to use their cell phones while driving?
As of January 1, 2021, most Virginia drivers cannot hold a handheld personal communication device while driving. Of course, personal communication devices include cell phones. So, this means that you can never text while driving. You can make telephone calls on your cell phone only if you use the hands-free feature on your automobile; however, you cannot hold your phone or physically dial telephone numbers from your phone while driving.
Operating a motor vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds requires your full attention. Our brains can only tolerate so much distraction before our ability to operate a motor vehicle safely becomes impaired. In addition, the physical act of looking down at a cell phone screen can have devastating consequences. At higher speeds, your motor vehicle can travel hundreds of feet in a matter of seconds.
A distracted driver is a danger to everyone on the roadway. A few careless moments can have devastating and lifelong consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, please contact us so that we can assist on your claim.
We Have Recovered Millions
Heath, Old & Verser, P.L.C. has a history of success helping clients throughout Virginia with a variety of auto accident claims. Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
In the event that the accident caused injury to, or the death of a loved one, let us handle the legalities so that you and your family can focus on healing. As a dedicated team of injury lawyers, there is no case too complex.
Call our distracted driving accident lawyers today and let us help you recover what you deserve.
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