In august of 2011, North Dakota enacted distracted driving laws prohibiting text messaging for all drivers. Despite the law, and the obvious dangers associated with distracted driving, far too many drivers continue to text while behind the wheel. This negligent behavior leads to thousands of accidents resulting in serious injuries and deaths, each year.
At Larson Law Firm, P.C., we hold negligent drivers accountable for the damages stemming from texting while driving accidents. With more than 35 years of experience, we’ve built a reputation for offering aggressive and effective legal guidance to injury victims in the Minot area.
We represent texting while driving accident victims suffering from a wide range of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limb
- Loss of a loved one
Whatever type of injury or loss you have suffered, we fight to help you recover the maximum compensation available.
We Handle Texting While Driving Cases Resulting from all Forms of Distraction
Texting while driving accidents result from three main types of distraction, including:
- Visual distraction: When a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to read or type a text, even for a second, the potential for an accident increases dramatically. Texting drivers are estimated to lose visual contact with the roadway for up to four seconds at a time, long enough to travel the length of a football field. During those four seconds, the driver’s ability to react to changing traffic patterns and avoid lane deviations is dramatically compromised.
- Manual distraction: Removing one or both hands from the steering wheel to read or send a text is highly dangerous at any speed. When interacting with a cell phone, a driver is unable to properly control their vehicle. This lack of physical control over a speeding vehicle presents significant danger to all drivers.
- Cognitive distraction: Texting while driving divides the driver’s cognitive attention between multiple tasks. The division of attention reduces the driver’s reaction times, making it more difficult to avoid an accident.
If you have been injured in a texting while driving accident caused by another party, we can help.
Contact our Ward County Law Firm to Discuss Your Texting While Driving Accident Injury Case
Larson Law Firm, P.C. protects the rights of texting while driving accident victims throughout the Minot area. Contact us online or call us toll free at 701-484-HURT to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.