Distracted Driving Is Dangerous And Illegal In Some Cases
Distracted driving is a serious safety issue in West Virginia and across the nation. Every day in the United States, almost 1,200 people are injured in distracted driving accidents. About 10 people are killed because of a distracted driver. Driving in West Virginia can be dangerous enough without having to worry about people who are not focused on the road. Our unique geography and high rate of wildlife-related crashes make a distracted driver an extremely dangerous driver. Cellphones are particularly dangerous, which is why talking and texting without hands-free devices is illegal in West Virginia.
If you have been involved in a crash caused by a distracted driver, you know the tragic consequences of this all-too-common bad habit. At Akers Law Offices, we build strong cases against all types of distracted driving. Injuries caused by distracted driving can be devastating. We know because we have handled many cases, advocating for legislation long before it was passed. We also know that proving these cases can be difficult, often resulting in denied or underpaid insurance claims, which is why we take the time to investigate your claim fully.
If you have been involved in a cellphone or texting-while-driving wreck, it’s important you talk to our lawyer immediately to help preserve the evidence necessary to prove your case. Call us at 304-720-1422 or email us to get your case started with a free consultation.
All Types Of Distracted Driving Can Be Deadly And May Be Compensable
Cellphone use is extremely dangerous, but it is not the only activity that draws drivers’ attention away from the road ahead and causes accidents. Anything from eating in the car to letting a pet dog roam free can be considered negligence if it causes a driver to:
- Drift into another lane or across the center line
- Attempt to cross multiple lanes at the last minute to avoid missing an exit
- Rear-end your vehicle after failing to realizing traffic has slowed or stopped
- Fail to slow down for or see construction workers standing nearby
- Swerve to avoid hitting an object on the road or another vehicle
- Jerk the steering wheel unexpectedly as the driver lifts his or her head
We Know What It Takes To Build A Strong Evidentiary Case
Distracted driving is any type of activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the task of driving. When we suspect that distraction was a factor in your case, our firm knows how to prove the other driver acted negligently or recklessly. We know how to cut through the red tape that local, state and international phone carriers impose when investigating exactly what happened in your case. We have experience obtaining phone records to show the distracted driver was using a cellphone, smartphone, iPad or other device at the time the wreck occurred.
Additionally, our attorney JB Akers knows how to assemble a comprehensive compensation package for damages, and we will work with you on all your insurance claims related to your personal injury case. Our job is to negotiate with the insurance companies, to ensure that your rights are protected and to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. Simply put, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies. While our goal is to help you reach a prompt settlement out of court, we will pursue your case all the way to trial if necessary.
If you have been seriously injured and you suspect the other driver involved was distracted at the time of the crash, let us review the accident.
You Only Have To Know You’ve Been Hurt To Contact Us For Free
If you, or someone you love, have been seriously injured or killed in an accident caused by distracted driving, including, texting while driving, we will investigate your accident and help you determine if you have a valid claim for compensation.
Speak with our attorney in a free consultation by calling 304-720-1422 or emailing. We are here to fight for you. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.