The official U.S. Government website for distracted driving, Distraction.gov, reports that 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 more were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers in 2011 alone. Such accidents account for 10 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in the U.S.
T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, has been successfully representing the rights of injured individuals for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and personally handles every case. You can trust T.J. to hold distracted and reckless drivers accountable for the harm they cause.
Common Types Of Distracted Driving
Anything that takes a driver’s attention off the road is dangerous. However, Distraction.gov lists the following types of potentially hazardous actions that many drivers engage in behind the wheel:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cellphone or smartphone
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to other people in the car
- Combing their hair, putting on makeup or other grooming
- Reading maps
- Using GPS systems
- Watching videos while driving
- Changing radio stations or using a CD or MP3 player
People of all ages engage in distracted driving. However, the largest proportion of such drivers who are involved in fatal accidents are under the age of 20. Whether a teen driver was talking to his or her friends in the back seat and rear-ended you or an adult was looking at his or her smartphone and veered into your lane, you have rights and options. Turn to T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, for the vigorous representation you deserve.
For a free initial consultation about a distracted driving accident, call T.J.’s Louisville office at 502-589-2560 (Louisville) or 502-589-2560 (Central Kentucky). You can also contact our lawyer by email.