Motorists have a responsibly to pay attention to the road and their surroundings at all times. When drivers allow cell phones, text messages, emails or other mobile devices to distract them from their responsibilities as a motorist, the results can be disastrous. Far too many Louisiana motorists are injured every year in car accidents that were caused by a distracted driver.
Car accidents caused by Distracted Drivers can case life-altering injuries that may require a lifetime of medical care and treatment. When you or a loved one is affected by one of these serious and preventable accidents through no fault of your own, you will need the experienced legal advice of Gauthier Amedee to help guide you through this difficult time.
Distracted Driving is increasingly becoming one of the most serious and widespread safety issues impacting our nation’s roads and highways. The rise of cellular and bluetooth technology and our increasingly busy lifestyles have combined to create a safety problem of epidemic proportions.
The statistics about Distracted Driving in the United States are shocking, and demonstrate how dangerous this problem has become for all drivers:
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the United States, 9 people are killed and 1,153 more are injured every day in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver.
- In 2014, a total of 3,179 people lost their lives in accidents involving a distracted driver. Approximately 431,000 more people were injured in these types of accidents.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 660,000 drivers in the United States are using cellular or other electronic devices while driving at any given time during daylight hours.
- Looking away from the road to send a text message while driving at a speed of 55mph is roughly equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
While using cell phones or mobile devices while driving is among the most common forms of Distracted Driving, other risky behaviors that can result in distracted driving accidents include:
- Applying cosmetics
- Talking with passengers
- Using navigation systems
- And more
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted or negligent driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Don’t deal with Insurance Companies, medical bills and hospital visits on your own after a serious Motor Vehicle Accident.
Call the experienced Louisiana Car Accident lawyers of Gauthier Amedee right away at 225-647-1700 and we will provide you with a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.