Distracted Driving Accidents

Columbia Car Accident Lawyer

Distracted Driving Accidents

Were you injured at the hands of a distracted driver? If so, we urge you to contact The Sumner Law Group, LLC for help. Unfortunately, the vast majority of car accidents are not caused by stormy weather or hazardous road conditions but by negligent drivers, many of whom were engaging in distracted driving behaviors just seconds before the crash. Attorney Brent Sumner is an aggressive personal injury attorney who has obtained million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

When you choose to work with our firm, you can take comfort in the fact that your lawyer is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a prestigious trial lawyer organization made up of less than 1% of U.S. attorneys.

A Dangerous Epidemic on America's Roadways

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012 alone, 3,328 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving refers to any activity that can divert the driver's attention away from the task of driving. In essence, ALL distractions endanger the safety of the driver, the passengers and anyone else sharing the road.

Common driver distractions include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Using a cellphone or smartphone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking with passengers
  • Grooming or applying cosmetics
  • Reading, including directions on a smartphone
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a DVD or video
  • Adjusting the radio, CD player, or MP3 player

While the above are all forms of driver distraction, texting while driving is by far the most alarming form of driver distraction because it requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver.

  • Texting takes a driver's eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. (NHTSA)
  • Cell phone use was reported in 18% of distracted driving fatalities in the U.S. (NHTSA)

Injured by a distracted driver? Call us today!

Being injured by a distracted driver is very upsetting, especially when that negligence caused you to sustain significant injuries or damage to your vehicle. If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, we urge you to contact a Columbia car accident lawyer from The Sumner Law Group, LLC. Not only do we know how to deal with insurance companies, but we will make the claims process as stress-free as possible so you can focus on healing and recovery as opposed to fighting with the insurance company over a fair settlement.

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