Accidents Caused By Distracted Drivers
Michigan has joined numerous other states that are cracking down on distracted drivers. In 2009, more than one in four accidents were cause by distracted drivers, which led to the enactment of a statewide law that banned text messaging while driving.
Texting while driving dramatically increases the risk of accidents. According to researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, distracted drivers are 23 times more likely to crash than undistracted drivers.
Some cities have passed additional ordinances that prohibit drivers from eating, writing, performing personal hygiene/grooming, interacting with pets and passengers, and fiddling with unsecured cargo while driving. The law applies if the driver does not have at least one hand on the wheel with a controlled grip.
Understanding The Unique Requirements Related To Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving
If you were injured in an accident as a pedestrian, passenger or driver and suspect that the other driver was using a cellphone when the accident happened, contact our attorneys immediately. When damaged vehicles are sent to salvage, valuable case evidence such as pictures and data from onboard computers can be lost
We bring in expert investigators who analyze the accident scene, phone records and police reports. Our Ann Arbor distracted driver attorneys know how to use this evidence to support the charges and maximize your personal injury settlement.
Contact The Distracted Driving Attorneys At Kline Legal Group, P.L.C.
The attorneys at Kline Legal Group, P.L.C., understand the emotional and physical damage caused by distracted or inexperienced drivers. Our compassionate lawyers have extensive experience helping crash victims and families of lost loved ones who have suffered due to tragic, life-changing accidents.