Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents and collision injuries. Any activity that draws a driver's eyes from the road constitutes distracted driving. Rear-ending someone while distracted may result in an inattentive driving ticket. If you get a serious injury because of a distracted driver, here are some facts you need to know.
Smartphones, Texting Or Other Handheld Devices
Washington led the nation in 2009 when it outlawed texting and driving. Unfortunately, drivers still choose to use their phones while driving, leading to slower reaction times and more deadly car accidents. If you are using any kind of electronic handheld device while operating a vehicle, you are endangering your own life and the lives of fellow drivers.
Smartphones are one of the most common reasons that we see for distracted driving in our firm. If you are hurt because a driver was using their phone, we can attempt to prove this in court. We obtain cellphone records, interview the other driver under oath, interview witnesses and use other techniques to prove to the court that the driver was not paying attention to the road.
Operating A Vehicle While Using Marijuana
It is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. Although recreational marijuana is legal in Washington state, operating a vehicle after smoking is both dangerous and reckless. Marijuana is a rising cause of accidents and our firm will use the full extent of the law to find out if it contributed to your accident.
Get Help With Your Distracted Driving Case
At the Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we review distracted driving cases to find out who is at fault and how that may have contributed to your injury. We have subpoenaed phone companies to prove that a plaintiff was using their phone at the time of the accident. Our firm fights on behalf of our clients to determine liability and help them gain fair restitution for their injuries.
If you are seriously injured because of a distracted driver, speaking to a lawyer sooner may help your case. Call 206-981-5043 or send us an email for a free consultation with a lawyer today.