Kentucky Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
In July 2010, Kentucky enacted legislation making it illegal to communicate or read text messages while driving in Kentucky, with minimum fines of $25 plus surcharge fees.Investigating the Cause of the Accident
If you or a relative experience a personal injury or wrongful death in a Henderson distracted driving accident, a Kentucky distracted driving accident lawyer at Barsumian Law LLC can assist you through this troubling time. We will conduct an in-depth investigation. Our goal is to get at the real cause of your vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident. If we determine that another driver was distracted with a cellular device or other passengers at the time of a crash, this information may make your injury claim more credible.
A car accident attorney with experience in distracted driving cases, will strive to find the best path to help you receive financial support after a distracted driver injures you or a family member. Barsumian Law LLC will utilize our time to investigate and analyze our clients' accidents. Ultimately, we want to see the compensation that you deserve end up in your hands.Distractions Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Distracted drivers are one of the most significant public dangers of the 21st Century. While we are out walking, bicycling, driving, or riding in a vehicle on or near a public road, such as Green Street, Highway 41, Highway 60, the Pennyrile Parkway, Interstate 69, or Interstate 64, we trust other drivers to adhere to traffic laws and drive safely. When drivers are distracted by communicating via text, email, or video-chat they place other drivers and pedestrians at risk.
There are more crashes caused by texting while driving then there are by drunk driving. The importance of gathering evidence of the distraction via cell phone records, eyewitness, police reports and other evidence is to prove the at-fault diver was driving and/or texting. To make sure important evidence is gathered and not overlooked, the injured need an experienced Kentucky distracted driving accident lawyer such as a car accident lawyer at Barsumian Law LLC.Kentucky Distracted Driving Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who text while driving are the leading factors in most crashes; 80% of crashes involve some form of distraction within an average of 3 seconds before the event.
Distracted drivers are 87% more likely to drive 10 mph+ over the speed limit
According to Carnegie Mellon, the amount of brain activity is reduced by 37% while driving and using a cell phone.
Furthermore, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance notes that distracted driving was noted as factor in 59,400 crashes on Kentucky's roadways in 2016.
Reaction times of drivers who text and drive will be about 30% worse.
Drivers who attempt to read a text while driving take their eyes off the road an average of 5 seconds. At 55 mph, this means a car will travel the length of a football field!Injured In A Henderson Kentucky Distracted Driving Accident? Call Barsumian Law LLC
Barsumian Law LLC offers free consultations to the innocently injured in injury and wrongful death cases. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kentucky distracted driving accident attorney at Barsumian Law LLC. Contact us at (812) 490-0820. We offer a contingency fee agreement for most personal injury and wrongful death car crash cases. This means you do not pay attorneys' fees unless and until we make a recovery for you.