Distracted driver car accidents have become a major cause of serious and fatal injuries on our roadways. The advent of smart phones and other hand held devices has put the world in the hands of drivers. Given the nature of life in a tech world, it is very tempting to use these devices while driving. Whether we use these devices for work or getting in touch with friends or keeping track of the kids, the smart phone is a blessing and a danger. The temptation to use a phone or other device while driving can be deadly for the driver, pedestrians and others on the road. It takes only seconds for a distracted driver to look away from the road and cause a tragic distracted driver car accident. Duluth auto injury lawyers at Scholle Law represents the victims of distracted drivers and their families. When a driver fails to pay attention to driving, serious and fatal injuries can result. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you need a lawyer that has both the tenacity and the reputation to bring your distracted driver car accident case to the best outcome.
Recent studies indicate that driver inattention is the leading factor in most car accidents and near-crashes. In a joint study the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), it was concluded that, “nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event.”
Distracted driver car accidents are so serious that some cities in our metro area have banned its employees from using cell phones while on the job and our state has banned texting while driving for all drivers. Georgia drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using cell phones, even with a hands free devise. School bus operators are prohibited from using cell phones while driving passengers. But even with these bans, drivers ignore these rules and sometimes drive distracted causing serious car accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a website devoted only to this growing problem. At DISTRACTION.GOV you can learn about the campaigns it has launched against distracted driving, including public service announcements by the cast the hit television production Glee and support to states to ticket this banned activity. Celebrities have signed pledges to stop this practice so that others might follow their lead. Drivers are asked to protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving and passengers are asked to speak out when riding with a distracted driver. We all must encourage our families and friends to stop driving distracted.
Because this problem is so prevalent, injured distracted driver car accident victims know that Scholle Law provides the legal and medical support needed to recover from the recklessness and negligence of distracted drivers. Clients know they can rely on our expertise and knowledge in dealing with the law and medical issues involved with serious and catastrophic injury. Given the known dangers of driving distracted, it is important that you have the best advocate for your distracted driver car accident.
CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION REGARDING YOUR DISTRACTED DRIVER CAR ACCIDENT WITH SCHOLLE LAW at 770-717-5100 and toll free at 866-972-5287.
The auto injury lawyers of Duluth’s Scholle Law have an excellent reputation due to our hard work and compassion to our clients. Area families, whether they are in Duluth, Lawrenceville or anywhere else, know that when they are injured by a distracted driver they can rely on Scholle Law to provide the legal expertise needed to begin the slow and often difficult process of recovery. Our knowledge of medical issues and complex injuries, such as spinal cord injury, brain injury and other catastrophic injuries that can be caused by a distracted driver.