Archive for Distracted Driving

Distracted driving causes car wreck in Athens, Alabama

Our firm was recently retained to represent a nice, hard working lady that was in a car accident on her way to her job. The driver that caused the wreck was driving while inTEXTicated.

Thanks to his distracted driving, our newest client suffered pain and injuries, missed time from her job, and lost a vehicle she was very proud to have for many years.

Don’t text and drive.

Jeremiah M. Hodges

How Does Distracted Driving Affect Me?

Unfortunately, just as the case with driving under the influence, distracted driving often affects the innocent – those who are taking driving seriously but are caught off guard by another driver who does not.  Although laws have lagged behind continually emerging technology, they are now beginning to catch up.  It is now coming to light that distracted drivers pose as much if not more risk than those driving while intoxicated.  Laws in many areas not only address texting and hand held phones but in some areas even hands free devices are being restricted as well.

It is our goal on this website to not just educate the public on the role of personal injury attorneys but more importantly how to avoid accidents in the first place.  We address several of these issues on our “Safety and Accident Prevention” and “North Alabama Car Accident” blogs.  Here are some of the articles we have posted on these blogs dealing with this topic:

Death and Injuries from Distracted Driving

Driving while on the internet?

Managing Distractions while driving

Smart Phones create even greater risks

Also visit our Safety & Accident Prevention and Car Accident blogs!

April is Distracted Driving Month

April is Distracted Driving Month.  Join us and thousands of Americans in urging drivers to keep their eyes, hands and minds on the road. And let’s start with our kids, the group at greatest risk for death or injury from distracted driving.

Here are some videos and statistics you might want to review, especially if you have a teenage driver!

Also visit our Safety & Accident Prevention and Car Accident blogs!