Distracted Driving Accidents
One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. At Smith & Griffith, LLP, we have handled many cases in which the negligent driver caused the accident because he or she looked away from the road to play with the stereo, adjust the GPS or use a cellphone or iPhone. We strive to have these drivers held accountable for the harm they cause.
Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving
In an increasing number of cities, texting while driving is against the law. This is a serious distraction that has resulted in too many serious injuries. In cities where it is illegal, victims may have the right to recover additional money in the form of punitive damages. These are damages that the negligent driver has to pay to the victim as part of the penalty for breaking the law. Our Anderson distracted driving accident lawyer will take care to see that you get all of the compensation you are entitled to, including punitive damages.
Investigating Distracted Driving Accident Cases
A negligent driver is unlikely to admit to being distracted. An attorney needs to know how to investigate to determine the cause of a car accident. In some cases, we may learn from witnesses that the negligent driver was seen using a cellphone or iPhone moments before the car accident. We can also obtain records from the cellphone company that will show the time of texts and calls. If they correspond with the time of the car accident, that is critical evidence.