Smart, Aggressive Legal Representation For Victims Of Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is among the most common yet preventable causes of car accidents in Michigan. In 2021 alone, more than 16,500 crashes statewide were attributed to driver distraction, resulting in 59 deaths and thousands of injuries. While cellphones are an obvious source of distraction, they are not alone. A distraction is anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, takes their hands off the wheel or takes their mind off of driving.
If you or a loved one were injured by a negligent distracted driver, you deserve to seek accountability and compensation with the help of an experienced attorney. Throughout Michigan, the easy choice is Bahrie Law, PLLC. Our firm has been advocating for personal injury victims for more than 40 years, and we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients.
Drivers Don’t Need To Break The Law To Be Negligent
In 2010, Michigan legislators banned texting while driving. It was difficult to enforce and had only a small impact on rates of distracted driving. In 2023, Michigan enacted a law that prohibits holding a cellphone at all while operating a motor vehicle, even if the vehicle is stopped. Violators of these laws can face fines and other penalties.
These are necessary laws, to be sure, but they won’t solve the problem of distracted driving. It’s also important to note that cellphones are not the only source of distraction. Other common sources include:
- Talking to passengers
- Interacting with the “infotainment” systems now common in vehicles
- Putting on makeup
- Attempting to use a hands-free communications system that allows you to talk or text without holding your device
Most of these behaviors are perfectly legal, despite the fact that they can and do lead to distracted driving accidents. Thankfully, you can still seek compensation from the distracted driver who caused your accident even if they didn’t break the law. All drivers owe a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a way that minimizes the risks of injury and death to others. There is no denying the fact that distracted driving is dangerous, and drivers who cause accidents while knowingly driving in a dangerous manner are considered negligent.
We Conduct A Thorough Investigation Into Your Accident
Chances are good that the driver who caused your accident will deny being distracted. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your crash and gather all available evidence to prove it. Evidence may include both eyewitness and expert testimony, cellphone records, information from the vehicle’s event data recorder (sometimes called the “black box”), Police reports and details from the scene of the crash.
After we prove that the other driver was negligent, we will argue for maximum compensation to cover your damages and losses. These include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
Tell Us Your Story In A Free Consultation
Bahrie Law, PLLC, has offices in Lansing and Metro Detroit, and we serve clients throughout Michigan. We offer free initial consultations in personal injury cases, and we charge no legal fees unless we help you recover money in a settlement or judgment. To schedule your free consult, call us today at 888-473-1289 or submit an online contact form.