Unfortunately, distracted driving seems to be a problem that has only gotten worse in recent years. More than ever, it seems drivers appear willing to risk their safety and the safety of everyone who shares the road with them just to text, talk on the phone, check their email, or retweet their favorite Twitter account.
Earlier this month, MetroNews, a local West Virginia news outlet, reported that West Virginia launched a program to reduce distracted driving accidents. They picked April since it is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to launch the initiative. According to the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program, there has been a rise in distracted driving crashes in recent years.
Types of Distracted Driving
There are several types of distracted driving. A few of the more common forms of distracted driving include the following:
- Talking on the phone
- Using smartphone apps
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Operating a GPS system
- Adjusting a music device
Options for Distracted Driving Accident Victims
Following distracted driving accidents, victims have options. In many instances, victims and their families can file a personal injury lawsuit against the distracted driver. Filing an injury claim allows victims to hold the distracted driver who caused their accident and injuries accountable, including recovering compensation for their hospital bills, loss of income (if their injuries prevent them from working), and future medical expenses (if they suffered a long-term or permanent injury). In some cases, victims can also recover compensation for pain and suffering.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
You shouldn’t have to pay the price for another driver’s negligence. There’s no excuse for distracted driving, and those who cause distracted driving accidents must be held accountable. At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC, we have been successfully fighting for injury victims and their families since 1931. We know what it takes to bring negligent drivers to justice and we have a long track record of securing favorable case results for our clients.
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