Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Pensacola Cell Phone Accident Attorneys
Car and truck accidents have always been caused by distracted drivers. But with the growth of cell phone use, and of texting in particular, distracted driving accidents have risen to a higher level.
A car can be a deadly weapon. When a careless driver chooses a distraction over safe operation of that weapon and causes an innocent person injury, the Pensacola distracted driving accident lawyers at Whibbs Stone Barnett work hard to obtain justice.
We are vigilant in our efforts to protect the rights of our clients. Our Pensacola accident lawyers conduct a thorough investigation into the accident and how the distraction played a role. When necessary, we consult with reputable experts in accident reconstruction and medicine to ensure every base is covered.
Common Distractions on the Road
Among the most significant accident-causing distractions we see are:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Texting or emailing on a wireless device
- Talking to a passenger
- Tuning a car radio or other music device
- Watching a video
- Eating or drinking
- Looking at maps
- Looking at a navigation system
- Reaching for an object inside the vehicle
- Looking at something outside of the vehicle
- Applying makeup/grooming
Education about Distracted Driving Is the Key to Prevention
Driving while distracted is never safe, but it is even more risky for teens. As inexperienced drivers, they are even more greatly influenced by distractions and less able to respond to sudden events on the road. One in four American teen drivers admits to texting while driving, and 40 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds say they have been in a car where a teen driver used a cell phone in a dangerous way, according to the Pew Research Center.
While our Pensacola texting while driving accident attorneys are persistent in holding negligent drivers accountable, we also believe we must play an important role in educating the public on the dangers of distracted driving. Text messaging makes the risk of a crash or a near-crash a whopping 23.2 times as high as non-distracted driving for truckers, according to a Virginia Tech Traffic Institute study. Deadly distracted driving accidents must be prevented.
By representing our clients to the fullest and obtaining solid results, our Pensacola car accident attorneys aim to further publicize the dangers of distracted driving.
When You Need a Pensacola Texting Car Accident Lawyer You Can Trust
In 2010, 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured in distracted driving motor vehicle crashes, according to the government.
If you or a loved one has become a statistic, contact a Fort Walton Beach or Pensacola distracted driving accident lawyer at Whibbs Stone Barnett at (850) 434-5395.
We offer a FREE CONSULTATION on all personal injury claims and look forward to delivering the service you expect and the compensation you deserve. We really can help.