Distracted Driving Accidents
Driving has changed over the past couple decades. Some say the changes have been for the better, while some would argue for the worse. Any way you view modern technological advancements, they’ve certainly complicated our driving experience. From integrated GPS with turn-by-turn directions, to self-driving and autonomous vehicles, there are no shortages of distractions for drivers. Naturally, with distractions come increased risks of serious accidents and fatalities.
If a distracted driver has caused a serious collision, leaving you and your family with injuries or death, expensive medical bills, and lost income from work, you deserve to have it made right. Call the office of DODD HENRY to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your situation let us help.
In today’s hi-tech world, there are myriads of potential distractions, including many you might not even realize at first. For instance, here are just a few of the common distractions that tend to cause the most wrecks.
Cell Phones. These obviously rank number one among all distractions, perhaps because everyone has one. Whether it’s taking a phone call, texting, or surfing the Internet, cell phones cause thousands of crashes each year.
Passengers. We tend not to think of our passengers as being distractions, but they are. When a driver is carrying on a conversation, it can lead to distraction. Rowdy or loud passengers can present even greater threats to safety, as a driver may instinctively turn around or glance to the side to acknowledge something. Those few seconds are all it takes to miss a stop light or rear end a stopped car.
Flashy Signs or Images. In a digital and image-driven society, everything is flashy and designed to catch your attention. Everything from a well-lit restaurant sign, to a picture of an attractive model, there are plenty of ways a driver’s attention can be drawn away from the road.
Dials and Displays. Especially with newer vehicles, that a driver has not yet learned, it can be distracting to fidget with all the dials and displays of modern vehicular upgrades.
Other Distractions. Of course, there’s no limit to what can take a driver’s attention from the road. Some drivers have caused accidents while putting on makeup, eating, or even shaving.
It can be especially difficult to prove that a driver was distracted at the time they caused an accident. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced Oklahoma auto accident lawyer, you will have help gathering critical evidence. In some cases, our team may be able to get a subpoena once we file, forcing the other side to turn over cell phone records or electronic crash recorder data from the vehicle.
While nothing is going to undo all the harm that is caused by a distracted driving accident, our firm will help to obtain compensation for your injuries. For help and to schedule a free consultation, call the office of DODD HENRY today.
Distracted driving can cause:
We believe that no text message or cellphone conversation is more important than the lives of innocent, law-abiding motorists on Oklahoma roads and highways. We respond to the distracted driver’s selfishness with compassionate and quality legal representation for our clients. Including, one-on-one personal services and maximum availability to the questions and concerns of accident victims throughout the legal process.