The National Highway traffic Safety Administration reviewed crash data on distracted driving. The data suggests distracted driving accidents causing personal injury are up substantially from 2005. The latest research is based on data from 2009.
Almost 1000 people were killed in auto accidents that were related to distracted driving. Before you jump to the conclusion it is primarily young people involved in these accidents, more than 80% involved people who were NOT teens.
Distracted driving hurts people. The number of incidents is on the rise. Billings and many cities across Montana have already restricted cell phone use to hands free devices only. Just because it is legal to use hands free devices does not mean drivers are no longer distracted.
More Personal Injuries from Distracted Driving
Accidents caused by distracted driving in Billings and elsewhere run the gamut from significant personal injury to fatality. If you are injured in a Billings auto accident you believe was caused by a distracted driver, protect yourself and your rights. The quicker you contact counsel, you improve your opportunity to receive just compensation for any personal injuries.
Get free advice from a Billings personal injury lawyer before you do anything else. My free book, “Your Rights,” describes what steps you should take after a personal injury auto accident. Insurance companies are not on your side. They are out to take care of their bottom line first. Prepare for what’s next by getting my book, or call the office at 406-839-9091.
Billings Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Free Help
Most people know that talking or texting on your phone while driving is dangerous. They do it anyway. If you are involved in an auto accident you think might have been caused by distractions, the Bishop and Heenan Law Firm stands ready to help.