Idaho Injury Lawyers Helping Victims of Distracted Driving Car Accidents in Twin Falls and Boise
More and more Idaho drivers can be seen hunching over their phones while behind the wheel, rather than carefully watching the road ahead. Distracted driving has been pinpointed by many safety experts as the cause of a rising motor vehicle fatality rate, with thousands more lives being taken on American roads each of the past three years than before smartphones became ubiquitous. Even when distraction comes in the form of something that might seem innocent, such as reaching for something out of a bag or eating breakfast during a morning commute, allowing attention to drift from the road ahead can result in serious, even fatal, crashes.
Don’t fight alone—let us help
Victims of distracted driving crashes deserve compensation for their injuries, but getting this compensation from tight-fisted insurers or negligent drivers isn’t always easy. Don’t fight for compensation without help. Contact the committed, knowledgeable, and trial-ready Twin Falls personal injury lawyers at Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby to discuss your options for recovery after a car accident. Our compassionate Idaho personal injury lawyers will listen to your story, conduct a thorough factual investigation, and make sure your claim for damages is as robust as possible, so that you can get the money you need to recover. Call today for a no-cost consultation after an Idaho accident with a distracted driver.
Distractions take a long toll on a driver’s attention
Distracted drivers often feel that spending just a few seconds reading an email or writing a text while behind the wheel can’t hurt. Unfortunately, these drivers often vastly underestimate the amount of time and attention that is taken away from the road when they engage with their phones. On average, a text takes five seconds to write. If a driver is traveling at speeds of over 55 mph, this amount of time allows them to cover the length of a football field. Much can change over that distance – changes that a distracted driver won’t see. Even after drivers do look up from their devices, studies show that drivers need up to 27 seconds for their focus to return to the road so that they truly see what’s happening in front of them.
Making use of smartphones or other distracting devices while behind the wheel is a choice, and drivers who choose to put the lives of other drivers at risk deserve to pay the consequences for this choice. Victims of the carelessness of distracted drivers are entitled to file a claim for damages after a crash. Let our skilled and effective Boise personal injury lawyers help you get the money you need after an accident, so that you can focus on getting back to normal. Contact Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby to speak with a lawyer about your claim.
Experienced Legal Representation after a Car Accident in Boise or Twin Falls
For assistance with a claim for compensation after an Idaho car accident, contact the dedicated and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at the Twin Falls offices of Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby for a consultation at 208-734-2552, with additional offices in Boise at 208-336-2552.