Distracted Driving On The Rise Nationally

An Arkansas auto accident attorney can help people who have been injured due to distracted driving accidents. An insurance study shows that rates of distracted driving are on the rise nationally. People injured in accidents that are not their fault may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a car accident lawyer.

For more information, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

Study: One Quarter of All Drivers Browse The Internet While Driving

A State Farm insurance survey suggests that dangerous distracted driving habits are becoming more common among motorists in the U.S. The results of the report show that driver distraction remains a persistent problem and that some dangerous habits may even be growing more prevalent. According to CNBC, State Farm surveyed about 1,000 people and found that more than one-third of them reported texting while behind the wheel. Over one-quarter of the respondents admitted to browsing the Internet while driving, and at least one-fifth reported checking social media accounts while at the wheel.

Over the past few years many of these habits have remained prevalent or become more widespread. For example, the proportion of drivers who report texting in this survey has stayed fairly consistent over the past seven years, despite the passage of state laws and other deterrents, but the reported rate of browsing the Internet while driving has more than doubled since 2009. One of State Farm’s research directors points to the rise of smart phones as a potential reason for this change. If this is correct, distracted driving may only become more problematic as technology becomes more capable and integrated, the website reported.

How an Arkansas Auto Accident Attorney Can Help

Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may, with the help of an Arkansas auto accident attorney, be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of the ability to earn
  • Scarring and disfigurement

If a driver or passenger is killed in a car accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Loss of the economic support of the loved one
  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
  • Loss of the companionship of the loved one
  • Funeral expenses

People who have been injured in a car accident can speak with an Arkansas auto accident attorney at the Johnson & Vines Law Firm to help them protect their legal rights.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

If you have questions about your auto accident, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas auto accident attorney, contact the Johnson & Vines law firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.