Drivers Who Are Distracted Aren’t Looking Out for You
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed because another driver allowed themselves to become distracted behind the wheel. Unfortunately, it’s victims and their families who suffer the most.
At Morris & Player PLLC, in Louisville, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families throughout Kentucky reclaim a sense of justice after a serious vehicle collision that was caused by someone else’s carelessness. We have a track record of success in the courtroom holding distracted drivers accountable for their actions and seeking maximum compensation for our clients.
One Distraction Is All It Takes
After many accidents, at-fault drivers will sometimes admit that they didn’t see the other car until it was too late — that they only took their eyes away from the road for a second. Unfortunately, all it takes is a second of distraction or inattentiveness to cause a collision.
Common causes of distraction include, but are not limited to:
- Texting or using a cellphone while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Putting on makeup
- Changing radio stations
- Road rage
- Reaching for an item in the passenger or back seat
- Talking to or engaging with passengers in the vehicle
- Staring at an accident on the side of the road
The Cost of an Accident May Be Higher Than You Think
Distractions can lead to head-on collisions, rear-end collisions and rollover crashes that can lead to catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Matters may become more complicated if other vehicles are involved in the crash. Multiple insurance claims are necessary in these types of cases, oftentimes leaving victims feeling overwhelmed as they try to manage:
- Medical bills
- Doctor’s visits
- Insurance paperwork
- Time away from work
- Long-term health care needs
- Permanent disability
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses
Costs after a crash can easily exhaust your own insurance policy before you are able to cover all of your expenses. If reckless driving caused your injuries or a loved one’s death, then you may be entitled to additional compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company.
Contact Us to Learn More
Feeling overwhelmed after an accident is normal, but don’t let that stop you from seeking justice and the maximum compensation you are owed. Our attorneys can help. To speak with a lawyer from our firm, contact us by email or call toll free at 800-501-0431 to arrange a free consultation.