Crowley, Louisiana, Texting and Driving Accident Attorney
Lafayette Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Cellphones have become a major distraction for society in general. This is especially true for drivers, who are attempting to multitask in their vehicles, often risking the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road. After an accident has occurred that resulted from the cellphone negligence of another driver, or another driver who was not paying attention to the road, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help you take action.
My name is Joseph J. Vincent, and for over 11 years, I have been standing up for the rights of individuals who have been injured in all types of car accidents, including distracted driving accidents.
Get in touch with me, a Crowley texting and driving accident attorney today by calling 800-209-0127 or contacting my firm online.
Anytime a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, serious consequences can follow. This is why texting while driving is so dangerous. A driver must look to read a text as well as concentrate on the message he or she is typing out while attempting to keep the vehicle on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers do not put down their phones and cause accidents, leaving other individuals with serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other severe injuries. Texting while driving accidents are often fatal as well.
Louisiana Texting and Driving Law
In Louisiana, texting while driving is illegal. An individual who causes an accident because he or she was texting may face criminal charges, as well as civil penalties for the damages he or she has caused. However, talking on a cellphone while driving is not illegal. This does not mean that the distracted driver is not being negligent though. I work hard to help my clients understand that regardless of the type of distraction, whether it was legal or illegal, the person who was responsible for the accident is also responsible for the compensation you deserve for the losses you have suffered.
Other In-Vehicle Distractions
In addition to cellphones, there are a number of in-vehicle distractions that exist, and have for many years, that contribute to distracted driving and injury accidents. Some of these distractions include:
- GPS devices and other technology
- Children in vehicles
- Pets in vehicles
- Eating while driving
- Reading while driving
Contact a Crowley Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
To learn more about how I can help you after a distracted driving accident, please contact me at 800-209-0127. During your free consultation, we can discuss how the other driver’s cellphone negligence contributed to the serious injuries you suffered.