Distracted Driving Law Lawyer Washington, D.C.
If you have been injured in an accident by a driver who was not paying attention to the road and their driving, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a distracted driving law lawyer in Washington, D.C. If you are in the horrific situation of grieving over the loss of a family member because of this, you and other surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for your loss as well as for expenses that are the result of your loved one’s accident.
There are many, many different things that can cause a driver to be distracted to the point where they cause an accident. While it would be difficult to provide a fully comprehensive list of all the distractions that could potentially cause an accident, the following are some of the more common reasons that injured people find themselves in need of a good Washington, D.C. distracted driving law lawyer:
Cell Phones An all too common distraction these days is from people using their cell phones while driving. Most states have restrictions for talking on the phone while driving, and a few, as well as the District of Columbia have laws restricting texting while driving. Even if someone is talking within the law and hands-free, they can still be distracted by their conversation to the point of causing an accident.
The number of people who are injured and need a distracted driving law lawyer in Washington, D.C. is unfortunately on the rise.
Food & Drink Accidents caused by drivers who are distracted by food or drink are all too common. Paying attention to what you are eating or drinking instead of the road and doing things such as trying to drive with one or no hands while trying to eat, can cause horrible injuries and property damage. If you or someone you love was injured because of this, a distracted driving law lawyer who is licensed to protect people injured by distracted drivers in Washington, D.C., may be able to help.
Radio & Bluetooth Many people stop paying attention to their driving when they are distracted with trying to adjust their radio, Bluetooth, or other listening devices. In addition to this, many people play their music, etc. too loud for them to hear warning signals such as sirens, horns, people shouting and tires screeching.
Passengers Whether it is a couple getting into an argument, a parent trying to discipline their child, or even just getting engaged in a pleasant conversation, passengers are often a cause of drivers getting distracted and getting into an accident. While all of these and many other kinds of distractions from passengers are wholly valid reasons for commanding a person’s attention, when they do this for a driver, sometimes the damage and injuries caused by this can be devastating, even deadly.
If you have been injured by a driver who was distracted for any reason including one not mentioned here, contact a highly rated distracted driving lawyer in Washington, D.C. at Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation.