Distracted Driving Accident Attorney in Louisville
Louisville Car Accident Lawyer
Preventable car wrecks happen all the time, often as the result of negligent drivers who drive distracted and fail to make safety a priority. When drivers choose distractions over the primary task of safely operating a motor vehicle, they breach their legal duty and put others at risk of suffering injuries in accidents that could and should have been prevented.
Unfortunately, distracted driving has become an epidemic on roadways throughout the United States, including those here in Kentucky. Sharing the road with a distracted driver puts you at risk of being involved in an accident and when you are injured, their conduct should never be tolerated. That’s why you have the right to hold a distracted driver accountable for their negligence and liable for your financial and emotional damages.
At Justice Law Office, Louisville Car Accident Attorney Scott Justice knows just how devastating an impact distracted driving can have on the lives of victims and families. Since founding our practice, Scott and our legal team have helped hundreds of Kentucky residents protect their rights to compensation after a crash, including those caused by distracted drivers. You can trust our experience to guide you through the legal journey ahead.
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A Nationwide Epidemic
Roadway deaths and injuries have risen sharply in recent years and according to experts, this spike in roadway casualties is being driven by driver distraction. Each year, distracted driving plays a role in thousands of injuries and deaths, all of which could have been prevented had motorists made driving their primary and only task, and has been referred to as an epidemic on our roadways by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTA).
According to NHTSA, distracted driving is any behavior that takes a driver’s attention away from the primary task of operating a vehicle. Common distractions include:
- Using a cell phone
- Talking with passengers
- Eating or drinking
- Personal grooming
- Reading (maps, navigation, etc.)
Texting & Cell Phone Use While Driving
While all forms of distraction are dangerous behind the wheel, few pose such increased crash risks as text messaging or using a cell phone while driving. Texting and cell phone use, the National Safety Council attests, is the most dangerous form of distracted driving. That’s because it commands multiple areas of a driver’s focus:
- Manual – Text messaging and using a cell phone requires the use of your hands, which means that either one or both hands will come off the steering wheel. This can reduce the ability of drivers to safely steer and to react appropriately in crash-critical situations.
- Visual – In addition to commanding a driver’s manual attention, cell phone dominates their visual focus. As taking your eyes away from the roadway is one of the most dangerous things you can do, it becomes clear why texting substantially increases crash risks.
- Mental – Drivers who text or use a phone split their cognitive attention between two tasks. This risky multi-tasking makes drivers less able to adequately scan their surrounding and react to potential hazards. This is known as distracted inattention.
Although Kentucky bans texting while driving for all motorists, many drivers still choose to engage in the dangerous practice. When they do, and cause injuries as a result, our firm can help victims hold them responsible.
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Justice Law Office is passionate about protecting the rights of the injured and the wronged, and ensuring that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. By focusing on personalized attention and leveraging our experience, our firm can help you navigate the personal injury claim process and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us to learn more about your rights during a FREE consultation.