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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
  • Reading
  • 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 Ponca City, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and 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 .

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