LaTulippe & Hincks, LLC
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Distracted Driver/Texting Accidents

Cell phones have changed our lives in many good ways. HOWEVER, one problem related to this great new technology is DISTRACTED driving. In fact, one study recently performed at a local University demonstrated that persons using cell phones often present a danger greater than a drunk driver.

  • How often do you find yourself behind a car that is going way to slow or weaving a little only to see that the driver is text messaging?

Distracted driving is a common cause of vehicle accidents throughout the state of Utah.

Most distracted driving cases can involve:

  • Two vehicles
  • Pedestrians
  • Passengers in one car
  • Motorcycles
  • Boating,
  • Tractor-trailers and trucks,
  • Bicycle accidents.

Tragically, the consequences of these accidents can be:

  • Back injuries,
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis,
  • Broken bones,
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Death.

Text messaging while driving is against the law in Utah. Utah law prohibits text messaging or manually communicating in the form of an electronic image from one handheld device to another while operating a car. It can lead to criminal charges and financial responsibility for the injuries caused. Even if a driver is simply talking on the phone while driving, statistics show that the driver is likely less able to take required corrective and/or preventative actions.

  • On most occasions the crashes that occur during the use of cell phones are entirely preventable.
  • Aggressive public relations campaigns have helped educate the public on the hazards of using cell phones when driving.
  • Even though these campaigns have achieved some success, there are still too many accidents.

We treat these cases with the seriousness they deserve. Among other things, we can and often due obtain cell phone records to show the negligent driver was on the phone at the time of the accident. We can help that process by:

  • Working with your insurance companies to make sure the bills are being covered and taking steps to protect your rights.
  • Immediately investigating, and if needed, retain and work with an accident investigator, to learn all of the details.
  • It is not unusual for us to work with local and national experts for this purpose.
  • Preserving all of the evidence.
  • Taking the important steps necessary to aggressively pursue those that have unnecessarily caused you harm.

Act now because time is important! Each type of injury has a strict time limit set by Utah law on when legal action may be filed with the court. If you fail to meet that deadline, you are forever stopped or barred from bringing your claim.

If you have had the misfortune of being involved in a distracted driving accident, the first step is to get the medical care you need to recover. The next step is to hire a competent attorney. We are ready to assist you with the legal end and to hold distracted drivers responsible for their negligence. We will protect your legal rights.

Contact us by phone at 385-715-4900, skype or email for a free consultation. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the lawyers at EveryInjuryCounts represent wrongful death victims throughout the entire state of Utah.

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