Greenville Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
How common is distracted driving? Consider this: At any moment in the U.S., there are 660,000 drivers talking on cell phones or texting while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
However, talking and texting on mobile devices is not the only type of distracted driving. Drivers can allow many other different types of distraction to take their attention away from the road and the safe operation of their vehicle.
If you believe that a distracted driver caused an accident that harmed you or someone close to you, contact Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C. We serve car crash victims and their families throughout Spartanburg and Upstate South Carolina. We can review your case for free and get started on seeking the compensation you deserve.
Types of Driver Distractions
Among the many different types of distracted driving that can lead to car accidents are:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on cell phones
- Eating and drinking
- Dealing with passengers
- Dealing with pets
- Combing or brushing your hair
- Reading maps or GPS devices
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, MP3 player
- Looking outside the vehicle at other accidents.
Unfortunately, South Carolina is one of the few states in the country that does not place a limit on texting or talking on cell phones while driving. So, there is no threat of punishment to deter drivers from engaging in these dangerous types of activities.
Who Can Be Sued for Distracted Driving Accidents?
If you are involved in a crash with a suspected distracted driver, it is crucial to get in touch with an attorney right away.
For instance, Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., can immediately launch an investigation into your crash. We will seek cell phone and texting records. We may also examine the text messages themselves to determine what was happening at the time of your crash.
We can also interview eyewitnesses. They can provide evidence that the driver was dealing with an electronic device, passenger, pet or some other distraction instead of focusing on the road.
As we compile this information, we will seek to hold the other driver responsible for the medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damage you have suffered due to their distracted driving.
In some circumstances, we may also seek to hold the driver’s employer responsible. For instance, if the driver was carrying out company business at the time of the crash or using a company-issued cell phone, the employer should be held responsible for the driver’s actions.
Our goal is always to secure full and fair compensation for you from all responsible parties.
Our Lawyers Help Distracted Driving Accident Victims in Upstate South Carolina
Any car accident in which you or a loved one has been harmed deserves a thorough investigation. This inquiry may very well reveal that distracted driving caused your accident. Contact Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., without delay to get started on this investigation. We can review your case for free and help you to determine your legal rights.