About 1 in 10 traffic accident fatalities can be linked to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Like drunk drivers, distracted drivers place themselves and everyone on the road at risk. They are more prone to cause or be involved in collisions with other drivers because their full attention is not on driving.
If you were struck by a distracted driver or if you lost a loved one in an accident involving a driver who was texting, talking on the phone, or doing anything other than driving, Fay Law Group can help. For more than 40 years, we have represented victims and their families in traffic accident cases of all kinds, including those involving motorcycles, large trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, buses, and more. Our experience in this field helps us secure better results for every client.
You can seek answers, accountability, and fair compensation with a Washington DC distracted driving accident attorney at Fay Law Group. Call (202) 759-7833 to learn more.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving may generally be described as operating a motor vehicle without one’s full attention on the road, other vehicles, traffic signals, etc. A distracted driver may veer from his or her lane, may not be able to stop in time if traffic slows, or may strike a pedestrian or cyclist they simply “didn’t see.” The possibilities are endless.
There are three primary types of driving attention that can be distracted:
- Visual (eyes on the road)
- Manual (hands on the steering wheel)
- Cognitive (mental attention on driving)
Some things affect only one type of attention. Others, like texting, affect all three.
Establishing fault and proving the full and fair value of your claim is not easy, but as competent and dedicated Washington DC car accident lawyers, we can take the necessary steps to effectively handle your claim. It starts with setting goals unique to your case, developing a workable strategy, and then carrying out the steps to achieve the best possible result.
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