Charleston Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Representing Injured Victims & Their Families
Distracted driving accidents are caused by drivers who are not focused on the road. Distractions can include using a cell phone, texting, eating, changing the radio station, putting on makeup, reading, or performing any other activity that takes a driver's eyes off the road. Distractions can cause drivers to miss traffic signals and stop signs, swerve into another lane of traffic, or collide with another vehicle or a pedestrian.
At Ellis Roberts Law, LLC, we know that distracted driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Our Charleston personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injury victims recover the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. We know that distracted driving accidents can be devastating and that victims deserve fair compensation for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
Distracted Driving Accidents Are On the Rise
In the United States, there are more than three million car accidents every year. Of those accidents, more than 500,000 result in injuries.
The National Safety Council estimates that more than half of all car accidents are caused by distracted driving. In fact, the NHTSA reports that the odds of being involved in a car accident increase by up to 23% when a driver is using a cell phone.
Distracted driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Victims can suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations, burns, and other serious injuries. Because of this, many victims require extensive medical care and may suffer permanent disabilities.
Recovering Damages in a Distracted Driving Accident Case
In most personal injury cases, the goal is to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. In a distracted driving accident case, the goal is to recover compensation for all of these damages and more.
In a distracted driving accident case, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
In many cases, the negligence of the driver who caused the accident is clear. However, even when the driver's negligence is not as clear, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. In these cases, you will need to prove that the driver's negligence was a substantial factor in causing the accident.
Contact Our Charleston Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
At Ellis Roberts Law, LLC, we know that distracted driving accidents can be devastating. We are committed to helping injured victims get the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. If you or a loved one was injured in a distracted driving accident, our team is ready to help.
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