Injured By A Texting Driver?
Our law firm can help you seek justice
Distracted driving has become an epidemic on our roads in the Puget Sound Region. While there are many types of distraction – talking to passengers, adjusting the radio, even eating behind the wheel – one of the most insidious is texting while driving. At NLE Law, we’ve seen firsthand the devastation that texting drivers can cause. That’s why our texting while driving accident attorneys want to meet with you.
What makes texting while driving so dangerous?
All types of distraction behind the wheel are potentially dangerous. But there are different types of dangers depending on the type of distraction. In general, there are three types of distracted driving:
- Visual distraction: The driver’s eyes are not on the roadway ahead.
- Manual distraction: The driver’s hands are not on the wheel.
- Cognitive distraction: The driver’s brain is not focused on the task of operating the vehicle.
Texting while driving is especially deadly because it combines all three types of distraction. Moreover, some research has shown that drivers who text and drive remain distracted even after they put the device away, sometimes for up to 30 seconds – which is a very long time while traveling at even moderate speeds. Research has also shown that using a hands-free device does little to alleviate the danger due to the cognitive distraction factor.
Texting drivers often cause serious injuries
In some cases, such as being stopped at a red light, texting while driving may seem safe. But the fact of the matter is that texting drivers are at serious risk of “inattention blindness” – that is, they effectively can’t see people right in front of them. Unfortunately, that means pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other drivers are all at risk of being injured by a texting driver.
When a car strikes a person’s unprotected body, even at fairly slow speeds, serious injuries often follow. Too many texting while driving accidents cause catastrophic injury to the brain, spinal cord or other parts of the body. And even a seemingly minor car accident, such as a rear-end collision, can have major consequences for the victim’s health and well-being.
That’s why it’s important to hire an attorney who understands the impact of these accidents. That’s why you need to contact us. We’ll thoroughly investigate your accident to prove that a distracted driver was responsible for your injuries. We’ll pursue full and fair compensation to help you recover.
Contact us today at (206) 623-7520 to schedule your free consultation. We’ll be happy to explain your legal rights and options.