Distracted Driving Lawyers
Comprehensive & Compassionate Legal Counsel
Car accidents happen more often than any of us like, and unfortunately, they are one
of the leading causes of death in the United States. While some accidents
occur due to circumstances out of everyone’s reach, sometimes they
occur 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, and should be avoided at all costs--in doing so, you
could be saving someone’s life.
Some examples of distracted driving include but are not limited to:
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Eating or drinking
- Using the GPS
- Fiddling with various controls in the car
- Talking to passengers
- Smoking-related distractions, such as lighting up, or ashing out your cigarette
Because driving is such an integral part of our lives, we often take for
granted how truly dangerous it can be. Despite how normalized we’ve
made it, it is still one of the most dangerous things we do every day,
and it should be treated as such. If you or a loved one has suffered due
to another driver’s distraction, please contact Martin, Jean & Jackson.
Distracted Driving FAQ
How dangerous is using your cellphone while driving?
Using your cellphone 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 am 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 cellphone 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.
Contact Our Distracted Drivers Lawyers Today
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 driver accident lawyers 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
Tulsa. Don’t face this difficult situation on your own!
To speak to a representative of our firm, please
don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling