Distracted Driving Accidents
Auto accidents occur every day across the nation due to excessive speed, failure to obey rules of the road, reckless driving, driving under the influence, and distracted driving. It is relatively easy for drivers to become distracted while behind the wheel, and unfortunately, if a driver causes an accident while driving in a distracted state, he or she may be held liable for injuries and property damage. Texting and driving is becoming a bigger threat than even DUI related accidents. The driver is negligently operating their vehicle with their head down looking at a cell hone device rather than looking at the road. The distracted driver often cannot react in time to avoid an accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in an accident with a distracted driver, you need to consult an experienced Lovely Law firm personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options. Even if you are lucky enough not to be seriously injured, car accident law naturally includes distracted driving as a determination for negligence, which could entitle you to compensation.
In the unfortunate event that a loved one is killed in the car wreck, surviving family members may be able to pursue compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, emotional anguish, loss of spousal support, and other damages. The Lovely Law firm can assist you to pursue legal action against such driver. The driver responsible may also face criminal charges if his or her actions can be deemed criminally negligent. We are also almost at a point in the South Carolina Courts where distracted driving, especially texting and driving, will be considered for a punitive damages award.
If you were injured in a car accident, which may or may not have been the result of distracted driving, we can help build a strong case on your behalf, while you focus on recovery. Contact The Lovely Law Firm today and get the justice that you deserve.
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