Driving while distracted can result in dangerous or deadly consequences. In fact, in 2014, a person was killed in a traffic crash every 10 hours and 6 minutes. According to Drive Safe Alabama, 90 percent of highway crashes are caused by driver error, lack of knowledge, inattention, physical or mental condition, improper attitude or faulty judgment. Further, a texting driver is 23 more times likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.
Distracted driving is a term we hear more today than we did 10 years ago or even 5 years ago. With
developments in technology, communication is instantaneous. Americans pick up their phones and can send a text or snapchat, post on Facebook, write a tweet, or upload a new Instagram photo within seconds. Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate; however, as a result, there may be deadly consequences because we expect to communicate with others immediately, including when we are behind the wheel.
HOW THE MAXWELL FIRM CAN HELP
With a greater than one in three chance of Alabamians being involved in an accident resulting in injuries or deaths, remedies may be available. Car accident and distracted driving cases require significant trial experience in personal injury suits. We believe in our clients and we fight for justice. The Maxwell Law Firm has the seasoned staff – from our attorneys to our investigators – and financial resources to aggressively pursue such cases.
In a personal injury case, it is especially important that a client finds an attorney they feel comfortable with, have confidence in and can fully trust. There will come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through settlement or take it to trial. As that point, confidence and trust in your attorney is essential. Over the years, The Maxwell Law Firm has helped numerous survivors of motor vehicle accidents take back their lives and embark on the healing process that leads to recovery.