Distracted Driving Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured because the other driver was not paying attention? Distracted driving is one of the top causes of serious vehicular accidents and fatalities. When we handle a serious personal injury lawsuit, we work hard to see that you fairly recover all lawful damages to compensate you for medical expenses, time away from work, loss of quality of life, and other actual damages as well as punitive damages.

Phoning And Texting While Driving

Many drivers seem to think they are natural multi-taskers. In addition to driving their vehicle, they engage in a host of activities:

  • Eating a drippy sandwich
  • Texting or talking on a cellphone
  • Holding a debate with other passengers
  • Personal grooming
  • Disciplining their children
  • Driving with an icy windshield
  • Fishing for coins in the ashtray
  • Pouring coffee from a thermos
  • Opening a roadmap across the steering wheel
  • Entering information into the GPS
  • Changing the CD in the player

All this would be amusing except that the car weighs a ton and is barreling down the highway at 55 mph. Distracted driving ranks only after alcohol among the top causes of serious traffic accidents.

Fiddling with a cellphone is especially discouraged. Text messages, instant messages, email and Internet downloading are extremely dangerous and reckless actions while operating a motor vehicle. The only exceptions are for emergency personnel and drivers responding to emergencies. If you have to text, pull over to the side of the road.

Statewide Campaign Against Foolish And Reckless Driving

The law in South Carolina acknowledges the danger posed by distracted driving and allows those injured by distracted driving to sue to recover for their losses and damages.

When you need an effective distracted driving lawyer, call Douglas Jennings Law Firm, LLC, in Bennettsville, South Carolina, at 843-535-4714 or toll free 800-639-8078. You may also write to our attorneys using this online form. We are eager to hear your story.