South Carolina Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys
Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident caused by a distracted driver? Are the resulting medical and damage bills piling up? If your life has been negatively affected due to the negligence of a distracted driver, that driver owes you for the physical and emotional pain and suffering and for the financial damages he or she has caused. You have every right to seek justice and compensation with the help of a qualified personal injury attorney.
At Joe and Martin, it would be our honor to process your claim make your case against a distracted driver. Let us handle all of your insurance business and legal matters while you and your family recover from your accident. To learn more about how our firm can help you obtain maximum compensation, call us toll-free at (843) 357-8888, or fill out our online contact form.
Distracted Driving Is Unacceptable. Period.
Operating any vehicle requires one's full attention. Even though it can sometimes be easy to forget that you're moving an extremely heavy object at a high rate of speed, you must always keep your eyes and mind on the task of driving. Just being distracted for a few seconds to focus on something else can be extremely dangerous. Whatever may distract you for those few seconds can always wait. Fact: When traveling at 55 miles per hour, it only takes five seconds to cover the length of a football field. ANY amount of distracted driving is negligent and extremely dangerous. Sadly, distracted driving accidents are on the rise in South Carolina.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
It is illegal to text and drive in South Carolina and in almost all other states. Unfortunately many drivers, especially teenagers and young adults, still text while driving every day. The increasing production, popularity, and use of portable digital technology creates more distractions for drivers and only adds to this serious problem.
According to key facts and distracted driving statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 were in injured in auto accidents involving distracted drivers.
- 10 percent of all teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
- Approximately 27 percent of distracted drivers in fatal crashes are drivers in their 20's.
The activities which commonly cause distracted driving accidents include:
- Talking/Texting on Cell Phone
- Eating and Drinking
- Talking to Passengers
- Using Navigation System
- Adjusting Electronic Music Device
Car and cell phone manufacturers have create hands-free devices and voice-activation options to lessen distractions and provide supposedly safer alternatives to drivers. However, these devices and options can be every bit as distracting to the driver while operating a moving vehicle. For more information on South Carolina's laws and regulations regarding distracted driving, click here.
We Defend the Rights of Distracted Driving Accident Victims
At Joe and Martin, we go far beyond informing you of the dangers of distracted driving. We will vigorously defend the rights of anyone who is injured in a distracted driving accident due to no fault of their own. As your legal representation we vow to conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, including any and all parties involved in order to support your claim. We will handle negotiations with all liable parties and insurance companies to ensure full and fair settlements and compensation. Also, if your case goes to trial, we will aggressively represent you to the fullest of our abilities.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident by a distracted driver, contact us today at (843) 357-8888. We are ready, willing, and able to answer all of your legal questions free of charge.