Columbia Distracted Driving Attorneys
Driving alongside all of the other cars down a roadway involves some inherent risks. Even when other drivers are paying full attention to the road, mistakes and accidents can happen. But when another driver is distracted and causes an accident, that’s never excusable. Every driver has a responsibility to maintain awareness of their surroundings and contribute to a safe driving environment for everybody. So when a distracted driver causes an accident, they should be held accountable for whatever damages their actions cause.
The attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC understand that trauma and turmoil that often accompany the aftermath of a car accident. When faced with emotional, physical, and financial injuries, a course of legal action might be the furthest thing from your mind. However, we also understand how holding the responsible party accountable can help to resolve your losses.
Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents
Unfortunately, distracted driving has become extremely common in recent years. According to the Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving, “In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.” Distracted driving occurs whenever a driver takes their eyes off the road, their hands off the steering wheel, or their mind off of the task at hand. Common sources of distraction include:
- Cell phone use, including talking
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Adjusting the radio
- Navigation system use
- Talking to a passenger
Many states have enacted anti-cellphone laws that are aimed to avoid drivers becoming distracted. Commercial vehicle drivers are prohibited cell phone use altogether. But unfortunately, drivers continue to distract themselves and be distracted by others.
Contact a Columbia Distracted Driving Attorney
If you have suffered any sort of damages because of the irresponsible behavior of a distracted driver, then you may be able to recover some of what you have lost. The lawyers here at Goings Law Firm, LLC understand the the devastating toll auto accidents can take, and are dedicated in making sure that justice is served. To speak to one of our lawyers, call (803) 350-9230.