Lexington Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney
Driving requires a person's full attention. Unfortunately, many drivers today do not seem to understand this, and they engage in activities while driving that they would not attempt while riding a bike, riding in a motorcycle, or piloting a boat. One such activity is texting while driving. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do, and it is the cause of many accidents and injuries. If you were injured in a car accident due to another driver's distraction or texting, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.
At The Rick Hall Law Firm, LLC, we believe that no one should have to go through the aftermath of a serious accident alone. We are here to help you understand your legal rights and options, and we can fight to protect your interests.
Texting While Driving Statistics
In the United States, there are more than 380 million cell phones in use (1), and more than 91% of American adults own a cell phone of some kind (2). As a result, texting while driving has become an extremely common activity. In fact, many drivers text while they are stopped at a red light or waiting in traffic. Unfortunately, texting while driving is just as dangerous as driving drunk, and it is responsible for many accidents, injuries, and even deaths.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- More than 3,000 people were killed in accidents involving a distracted driver in 2011(4).
- Drivers who text are 23 times more likely to get into an accident(5).
- Drivers who text are more likely to get into an accident as drunk drivers(6).
Clearly, texting while driving is a dangerous activity that can lead to tragedy. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a texting driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.
What Compensation is Available in a Distracted Driving Accident Case?
If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Compensation will be determined based on the details of your case.
Our Lexington distracted driving accident attorneys can help you determine what compensation you are likely to receive and can aggressively represent your interests in and out of the courtroom.
In most distracted driving accident cases, we can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In some cases, we can also help you recover punitive damages:
- Texting while driving is often a negligent or reckless act. In such cases, we can help you recover punitive damages.
- Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and can be used to prevent similar wrongdoings in the future.
Why Hire The Rick Hall Law Firm, LLC?
When you hire The Rick Hall Law Firm, LLC, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in the hands of an experienced attorney. Our attorneys are ready to fight for you, and we have the resources to bring your case to a successful resolution.
Our attorneys are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. We know that no amount of money can undo the harm you have suffered, but we can help you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
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$550,000 Negligently Performed Hip Operation
The client suffered as a result of a negligently performed hip operation.
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