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Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Oklahoma

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At Martin Jean & Jackson, our Oklahoma distracted driving accident attorneys represent clients injured by the negligence of distracted drivers. In every case, we pursue maximum compensation so that our clients can live as comfortably as possible. In doing so, we have built our reputation as Oklahoma’s preeminent personal injury firm.

Over the years, we have recovered more than $500 million for more than 15,000 injured clients. You can rely on our seasoned legal judgment, knowing that thousands of others have benefited from our legal counsel.

If you were injured due to another driver’s distraction, contact Martin Jean & Jackson to schedule a free consultation with our Oklahoma distracted driving accident attorneys.

Common Types of Driver Distractions

While some accidents occur due to circumstances out of everyone’s reach, sometimes they occur due to entirely preventable reasons, such as distracted driving. Oftentimes, distracted driving results in major accidents, sometimes leading to fatalities. Anything which takes away your full attention from the road is considered distracted driving.

Some examples of distracted driving include but are not limited to:

  • Texting or talking on the phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Reading
  • Using the GPS
  • Fiddling with various controls in the car
  • Talking to passengers
  • Applying makeup
  • Smoking-related distractions

All types of distracted driving fall under one, two, or all of the following categories:

  • Physical distraction: These types of distractions include any that require a driver to remove one or both hands from the steering wheel.
  • Visual distraction: These types of distractions include any that require a driver to remove his or her eyes from the road and driving conditions.
  • Cognitive distraction: These types of distractions include any that require a driver to remove his or her mental focus from driving conditions or the road.

Regardless of the type of activity, all distracted driving is dangerous and can lead to serious, if not fatal, accidents. In these types of collisions, victims are entitled to compensation for their damages.

Distracted Driving FAQ

How dangerous is using your cell phone while driving?

Using your cell phone while driving is extremely dangerous because it engages all three distinct forms of driver distraction at once. Picking up the phone is a manual distraction, looking at it is a visual distraction, and thinking about the text is a cognitive distraction. If you are driving at highway speeds and look at your phone for about 5 seconds, you will have driven the entire length of a football field “blind” to the road around you!

What are my rights if I'm involved in an accident with a driver who was on their phone?

You can sue any driver who causes you to get injured in a car accident, whether they were on their phone or not. The difference is that the use of their smartphone while driving might spike their liability significantly, which could make it easier for you to file a successful claim against them. Of course, you will probably have to prove that they were using their phone because they are likely to deny their distraction.

Can you get someone else’s cell phone data records?

Data records exist for every smartphone. The records show when that phone was being used, and advanced records can even show what apps were being used. Getting these records is difficult, but not impossible. For difficult cases with steep damages on the line, an experienced attorney might be able to ask the court to approve a subpoena that requires the defendant to reveal those records.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

At Martin Jean & Jackson, we understand how distressing it can be to suffer various injuries from an accident caused by a distracted driver. Our distracted driving accident attorneys in Oklahoma are dedicated to ensuring you obtain the results you deserve, including full compensation to any medical bills, loss of work, or pain and suffering.

No matter the challenges or complexities which may arise in your case, we are willing to take them on. For your convenience, we have offices located in Ponca City, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Tulsa.

    To speak to an Oklahoma distracted driving accident lawyer, contact us online or give us a call for a free consultation.

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