Distracted driving has risen markedly in recent years along with the rise of text messaging.
Accessing the Internet, talking to friends or using an app all serve as distractions on the road that can be fatal for fellow Alabamans. In 2012, for example, distracted driving was the cause of 18% of all fatal crashes nationwide.
Needless to say, distracted driving victims are, unfortunately, a common occurrence on the road. Victims or surviving family members of a distracted driving accident in the city of Foley or Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties have legal rights that can result in compensation for the damages incurred and the losses suffered.
Determining Liability in a Distracted Driving Accident
If you have been injured in an auto accident that you have reason to believe was caused by a distracted driver, contact an Alabama accident attorney immediately. In the state of Alabama, it is considered negligent for anyone to engage in unlawful behavior while driving. For instance, texting, making phone calls and driving at extreme and reckless speeds are all examples of negligent behavior. These destructive road behaviors give victims the legal grounds needed to litigate against the dangerous driver who caused the accident.
An Alabama accident attorney will assess all facts in order to prove that the accident was legitimately caused by the distracted driving or similarly dangerous behavior. Noel B. Leonard
has successfully represented distracted driving victims for years, thanks to his experience concerning Alabama law.
If you or a loved one have been in an auto accident that you believe was caused by a distracted driver, contact Noel or call (251) 943-8638 to schedule a legal consultation. After discussing the facts of your case, Noel B. Leonard will work with you each step of the way to recover damages and the compensation you deserve based on the dangerous and reckless actions of the distracted driver in question.