Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer in Austin
Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible
Drivers have the potential to become distracted in more ways than ever with the growth of technology. Unfortunately, this has made distracted driving accidents more common. At Kirk Law Firm, we help injured clients by holding distracted drivers accountable for their inattentive driving habits. If you have suffered an injury, get in touch with us to discuss your case with our Austin car accident attorney.
Distraction Is a Growing Problem on the Road
Distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle accidents in the United States. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 were injured in accidents caused by distracted driving. Victims may suffer the consequences of these accidents for months, years, or the rest of their lives, due to serious injuries and disabilities.
A driver’s attention may be distracted by:
- Using a cell phone to make calls or text
- Passengers in the vehicle
- Eating or drinking
- Use of drugs or alcohol
Distractions on the road are now a bigger problem than ever. Text messaging has increased significantly and the use of smart phones has resulted in drivers using other apps as well. When another driver or passenger is injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, the victim may require significant medical care, physical therapy, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Inattentiveness Can Have Tragic Consequences
Inattentive drivers often cause serious injury, catastrophic injuries, or death. Distracted driving is a form of negligence. Our Austin car accident lawyer will assess your case and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, therapies, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with your accident. Attorney Dana Kirk has handled thousands of cases, including hundreds as lead counsel for the injured party.
Don’t wait to get legal assistance for your injury claim. Get in touch with us today at (512) 337-1082 for a free case evaluation in our Austin office.