Did a Distracted Driver Cause Your Accident?
Did you know that driver distraction is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, injuries and fatalities? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website Distraction.gov, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in 2012 in motor vehicle accidents because of a distracted driver. This is a nine percent increase over 2011.
According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, 52,500 crashes were the result of driver distraction in 2013. These crashes caused more than 9,000 injuries and 163 fatalities.
It’s a serious problem both nationally and locally.
Why Is Texting The Most Dangerous Type Of Distracted Driving?
Like most states, Kentucky has laws regulating distracted driving.
Texting is one of the most dangerous activities, because drivers take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel and their minds away from what they should be doing — concentrating on their driving. The result: injuries and deaths that could have been prevented if those drivers had obeyed the law.
At the Louisville law firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our attorneys help clients who were injured or whose loved ones died because of distracted drivers. We fight hard to obtain compensation for these clients, seeking justice and payment for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and more. Contact us for a free case review to learn how we can help you. Call 877-ELK-7ELK (877-355-7355) toll free or contact us online.
Examples Of Distracted Driving
Texting is certainly dangerous, but there are many other types of distracted driving that cause injury and death. Our lawyers handle all types of cases, helping clients after accidents caused by:
- Eating and drinking
- Tuning radio and GPS systems
- Taking selfies or videos while driving
- Using apps while driving
- Grooming activities such as shaving or applying makeup
- Having unrestrained pets in the vehicle
- Turning to speak with someone in the rear seat
- Reaching for something in the glove compartment or back seat
We fight for our clients’ rights and build strong cases in pursuit of just compensation for their losses. With nearly 50 years of experience and extensive resources, we know what to do. You can count on your Elk & Elk team after a distracted driving accident leaves you injured or grieving.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today
If you have questions about your options after a distracted driving accident, our lawyers have answers. Contact our Louisville law office for a free consultation. Call 877-ELK-7ELK (877-355-7355) toll free.