North Dakota Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
We hold distracted drivers accountable
With the dramatic increase in cell phone usage and texting in North Dakota and throughout the U.S., distracted driving has become a serious problem on roadways. In the United States, 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes and 3,179 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2014 alone, with that number increasing every year. Teen drivers make up the largest percentage of distracted drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Injuries related to accidents can take a huge financial and emotional toll on you and your loved ones. With personalized attention, the Minot accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. handle every detail of your injury claim so you can concentrate on your healing and recovery.
What is distracted driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that immediately takes a driver’s attention away from safely driving a motor vehicle. It only takes a split second for a driver to take his eyes off the road and cause an accident. Three types of distractions that occur while driving a motor vehicle include:
- Manual – For example, taking your hands off the steering wheel and reach for your coffee.
- Visual – Taking your eyes off the road and focus on something inside, or outside of, the car.
- Cognitive – When your mind drifts to something else and you are no longer paying attention to the road.
A distracted driving collision can have serious consequences. As a leading personal injury law firm in North Dakota, our car accident attorneys take action on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Common driving distractions resulting in accidents
Texting or talking on a hand-held mobile device is the most common activities that distract drivers, especially inexperienced teen drivers. In the state of North Dakota, it is prohibited by law for drivers to text while driving. Texting and talking on a cell phone requires physical, visual and mental attention which makes it especially dangerous while driving. Other common distractions that cause accidents on the roads:
- Adjusting the car radio or climate controls
- Using a GPS navigation system
- Grooming i.e. shaving or applying makeup in mirror
- Eating and drinking
- Reading maps or paperwork
- Talking to car passengers
- Attending to children or pets
- Looking at crash scenes while driving
Getting hit by a distracted driver can be a life-altering experience. Our skilled Minot car accident attorneys show insurance companies that we mean business. We won’t stop until we win a fair settlement.
North Dakota car accident attorneys guide you through legal obstacles
Time is of the essence when you’re involved in an accident, especially if you suffer from debilitating pain and can’t work and pay your bills. The Minot accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. are your staunchest allies. If you aren’t sure how to begin the legal process, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If you are unable to travel, we make home and hospital visits. Our office is located in Minot and is easily accessible with convenient parking. Contact us online or by phone at 701-484-HURT.