Distracted Driving Accidents
Despite stiff fines and media campaigns, an alarming number of people cannot resist texting while driving. Distracted driving increases the risk of a collision and often causes worse injuries when the crash occurs.
The law firm of Ward & Glass, L.L.P., holds distracted drivers accountable for the devastation caused by their selfish and reckless behavior. Our attorneys work hard to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for past and future medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering. We handle car accidents in Norman, Oklahoma City and statewide.
Texting While Driving And Other Distractions
Driving requires full concentration. Any distraction, even for a brief moment, multiplies the chances of a crash. Text messaging is particularly dangerous because it occupies the driver’s eyes, hands and mental focus. As a result, that driver drifts into another lane, drives through an intersection or rear-ends another vehicle. Instead of hitting the brakes or swerving, the impact is full-speed and direct, causing greater injury.
Our lawyers oversee a thorough investigation. Through skid marks (or lack thereof), witness accounts, cellphone records, “black box” data in the car’s computer and other evidence, we work to reveal what the driver was doing other than driving:
- Texting or talking on a cellphone
- Looking at a smartphone or GPS device
- Reaching down or into the back seat
- Shaving or applying makeup
- Reading a book or newspaper
- Riding with pets on his or her lap or dashboard
Distracted Driving Accidents Are Preventable Accidents
The defense may deny liability or claim that the victim was partly at fault. We keep the focus on the clear negligence of the driver who was not paying attention to the road. We press for maximum damages, especially when the severity of injury is directly related to the slowed reactions of a distracted driver.