Indiana Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Effective July 1, 2011, it became unlawful to read, type or transmit text messages while driving in Indiana on a communication device, with violators facing fines of up to $500.Indiana Distracted Driving Statistics
According to the State of Indiana Department of Labor, drivers who text while driving are 23x more likely to crash than those who do not text and drive.
Drivers who text spend about 10% of their time out of their lane.
Reaction times of drivers who text and drive will be about 30% worse.
When drivers attempt to read a text while driving, they take their eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds: at 55 mph a car will travel the length of a football field!
Simulator participants who attempt to text and drive were unable to avoid crashing when faced with everyday hazards, such as people and animals crossing the road, as well as sudden traffic stops.Investigating the Cause of the Accident
If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death because of a distracted driver, contacting an Indiana distracted driving accident lawyer can help. We will conduct an in-depth investigation. Our goal is to get at the real cause of your car, truck, motorcycle, bus, bicycle or pedestrian accident. If it is determined that another driver was distracted by a text, dropped their cell phone while trying to one-hand type a texting or was video-chatting at the time of a crash, such egregious facts will make your injury claim more compelling.
A distracted driving accident often causes immediate and irreparable injury to innocent drivers. A car accident attorney serving clients in Indiana will be able to seek the damages allowable under Indiana law often desperately needed after a significant car or truck accident. Our highly rated Indiana distracted accident attorney prides himself on conducting a thorough investigation and gathering all the facts necessary to analyze our clients' accidents and persuasively present them to an insurance adjuster, judge or jury.Distractions Come in All Shapes and Sizes
One of the most significant public safety hazards of the 21st Century are the dangers presented by distracted drivers. We trust that drivers of other vehicles will follow traffic laws and drive safely, when we are out walking, bicycling, driving, or riding in a vehicle on a public roadway, such as the Lloyd Expressway, Highway 41, Interstate 69, or Interstate 64. Other drivers are placed at risk, when drivers choose to talk on a cellphone, text, video-chat, perform a Google search, put on makeup, or turn to check on their children in the back-seat.
According to the State of Indiana, there are more crashes caused by distracted driving, such as texting, than caused by drunk driving. An attorney experienced in car accident lawsuits knows the importance of gathering evidence of the distraction and can obtain cell phone records, eyewitness testimony, police reports, and other evidence that may show the at-fault driver was driving and texting.Injured In An Evansville Indiana Distracted Driving Accident? Call Barsumian Law LLC
At Barsumian Law LLC, our Indiana distracted driving attorney provides a free consultation for the innocently injured. Schedule a consultation with attorney Todd Barsumian about your motor vehicle accident case. Contact us at (812) 490-0820. Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no attorneys' fees until and unless you are compensated.