Distracted Driving Accidents

Even though many states are enacting laws to minimize driving distractions, the problem continues to persist on city streets and highways across the nation. Distracted driving accidents can be caused by any lapse of concentration or attention and can result in catastrophic injuries.

Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers, based in Bloomington, Indiana, has extensive experience guiding injured clients through the legal process of monetary compensation after a serious accident. The financial impact of a serious injury can devastate the entire family. Let us fight on your behalf to ensure you recover the full and fair monetary compensation for your accident and injury.

Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a study that highlighted the three components of distraction.

  • Manual: Any activity that removes the hands from the steering wheel such as eating or personal grooming.
  • Visual: Any activity that removes the eyes from the road such as reading or using the menu of a navigation system.
  • Cognitive: Any activity that takes mental focus away from the task of driving, such as talking to passengers.

A distracted driver can be a hazard on the road in numerous situations, including:

  • Failing to recognize stopped or slowing traffic
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failing to adhere to traffic signals or signs
  • Failing to recognize bicycles or pedestrians in crosswalks

Discuss Your Accident With An Injury Attorney

Unfortunately, texting and cellphone use is on the rise as drivers believe that they are able to multi-task while remaining in control of the vehicle. These drivers might cause rear-end or side-impact collisions at full speed.

Following a serious accident, you might be entitled to recover monetary compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. Call 812-558-0198 or email our firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.