Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys in Indianapolis

What to Do If You Are Injured by a Distracted Driver

Distracted driving is a growing—and alarming—trend in the United States. Despite laws put in place to prevent distracted driving, it has resulted in hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving led to 391,000 in 2015 and 3,450 distracted driving-related deaths in 2016. One of the most common culprits? Texting while driving. In Indiana, reading and/or sending text messages behind the wheel of a vehicle has been illegal since 2011. However, drivers continue to text while operating their vehicles. Additionally, many people drive while distracted in other ways, whether it be looking down to change the radio station, eating while driving, or reaching around to help a child in the backseat.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you have the right to take legal action. Tabor Law Firm can help you understand your options and work to recover the maximum compensation you are owed. After first seeking medical attention, reach out to our firm and request a free consultation with an experienced distracted driving lawyer in Indianapolis.

Call us at (317) 689-0077 or submit an online contact form. We assist clients throughout the state of Indiana.

Three Forms of Distracted Driving

While cellphone use and texting while driving make up for a large number of distracted driving incidents, these are not the only forms of distracted driving. In fact, any time a motorist removes his or her attention from the road, he or she is considered a distracted driver. This is a form of negligence, and the distracted driver can be held liable in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Distracted driving typically falls under one of three categories:

  • Visual Distraction: The driver is not looking at the road
  • Manual Distraction: The driver removes one or both hands from the wheel
  • Cognitive Distraction: The driver is not paying attention to the task of driving

For example, if a driver looks down to read a text message, email, or even to glance at GPS directions on her phone, the driver is visually distracted. If a trucker takes his hands off the wheel to eat a sandwich while traveling down the highway, he is manually distracted. If a motorist is simply not paying attention because he is daydreaming or speaking to another passenger, he is cognitively distracted. All of these situations are incredibly dangerous and can lead to potentially life-changing accidents and injuries.

Fighting for Your Fair Recovery

When someone else’s negligence leads to an accident, you should not have to suffer the consequences on your own. At Tabor Law Firm, we work hard to help injured individuals secure the justice and compensation they are owed. If you were hit by a distracted driver, you are likely facing expensive medical bills, compounded by lost income from time you’ve had to take off work to receive treatment. You are also likely dealing with serious physical and emotional effects as a result of the car accident as well. Our Indianapolis distracted driving lawyers can help you work to recover financial compensation to assist with these and other damages.

Were you hit by a distracted driver? Did a distracted driver cause an accident that resulted in the death of your loved one? Contact us online or call (317) 689-0077 for a free consultation.

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