Distracted driving is quickly emerging as a major problem on Virginia roads. With more and more Virginians owning smart phones over the last few years, the increase of texting and driving is substantial and an ongoing problem. While texting and driving, a driver can quickly lose focus and cause a car accident. It is important for a driver to maintain their focus while on the roads. The driver should particularly exercise caution when approaching a pedestrian or bicyclist. If a driver has a pet or a child in the car, the animal or child should be safely secured.
Both local and state authorities, as well as state and federal transportation departments have created and continue to run awareness programs in an effort to prevent car accidents, yet accidents due to distracted driving remain a problem throughout the country.
If a person has been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, it may be in their best interest to contact a motor vehicle accident lawyer. The lawyers of Carter Craig Attorneys at Law are knowledgeable about the laws applying to personal injury cases.
Our attorneys know what exactly constitutes distracted driving, and can seek compensation from a negligent driver who may be guilty of distracted driving. For instance, all drivers 18 years of age and younger are prohibited from using their mobile phone for any purpose while behind the wheels. Our attorneys also have a wealth of experience in handling cases concerning other distractions, such as driving while eating, applying makeup and reading when driving.