Driving a motor vehicle demands someone’s complete attention. Unfortunately, as smartphones have become commonplace, many drivers believe they can text, go online or engage in other activities while behind the wheel. This behavior causes hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths each year. Consider the following statistics from Distracted.org, a website created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2014, the most recent year with complete reporting, 3,179 people were killed in accidents involving distracted drivers. Approximately 431,000 people were injured.
- During daylight hours, roughly 660,000 drivers are making phone calls or otherwise using a smartphone while driving at any given time.
- In the five seconds it takes to send a text, a driver going 55 miles per hour has traveled the length of a football field without looking at the road.
Key Facts and Statistics, Distracted.org.
The fact is, texting while driving has become an epidemic. If you or someone you love has been injured by a driver who was texting at the wheel or otherwise distracted, you need a lawyer who will work tirelessly to help you recover all available damages. You need a tough advocate who will be ready to take your case to trial if necessary. In short, you need the Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC. Based in Rockville, we work with people across Maryland and the greater Washington, D.C., area.
We Are Ready To Fight For You
Our law firm has a history of success fighting for people who have been injured in all types of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents. During the discovery process, we will find out whether the driver who caused your accident was texting, surfing the internet, emailing, talking on the phone or otherwise engaging in distracted driving.
At the same time, we will be building a strong case for your damages. When necessary, we will work with experts who will help us show exactly how this injury has changed your life. After a serious injury, you will need compensation for your current and expected medical expenses, your lost wages and lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, and other damages. Our attorneys and staff will go the extra mile to give you every opportunity for success. Whether your case is eventually settled or goes to trial, you can be confident in our abilities.
Get The Legal Help You Need After A Distracted Driver Injured You
Call our legal team at 301-330-4444 or complete our online contact form to get started. We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation in detail. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay unless we are successful in recovering damages for you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.