Distracted Driving Accidents Can Be Life changing
You can never be too careful while driving. Even with all the precautions you take, there is one thing you cannot account for – the other driver. It is hard to avoid an accident when someone else is not paying attention. The number of distracted driving related accidents, injuries and deaths on Minnesota roads is rising.
According to the MN Department of Public Safety, inattentive drivers are involved in one out of every five crashes. One of the department’s studies found that distracted drivers cause over 200 serious injuries every year and about 45 deaths on our roads every year. Call our personal injury and distracted driving accident attorney at the Law Office of James R. Nethercut, P.A. if an inattentive driver caused your accident.
Our legal team can help if you were injured in a car accident or someone you care about died after a distracted driver-involved crash in the north metro area of the Twin Cities or in Minnesota. We can help you collect evidence, examine records and find proof that the other driver was distracted.
One of the biggest problems is people using their phones in moving cars. Drivers cannot hold their phones while driving. They are only allowed to make calls, text, get directions and listen to music or pod casts via voice command or single-touch activation. The state enacted the new Hand-Free Law. However, even with the new Law, citations for texting continue to rise. They have risen by over 1,000 every year.
Distracted driving can include:
- Accessing the web
- Cell phone use
- Driving with a pet in your lap
- Stream video
- Texting and driving
- Use apps
Working To Gather Evidence To Support Your Case
If you believe the other driver was distracted and caused your accident, you will need to support your case. We can collect evidence, talk to witnesses and gather police data.
We can collect:
- Witness testimony.
- Cell phone records/text messages.
- Police reports/officer testimony.
- Video/photos of the scene.
- Admission by the other driver.
Free Case Evaluation And Initial Consultation
It can be devastating If someone else’s inattentive driving caused an accident that resulted in injuries or a death. We will work with you to develop a plan that helps you achieve a positive outcome. To schedule an appointment with our lawyer, email or call our White Bear Lake office at 612-504-5763.