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Distracted Driving

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Kentucky banned texting while driving in 2010. While distracted driving can lead to fines and penalties for an unfocused driver, the consequences go well beyond legal punishments. Distraction is one of the biggest dangers on our roads.

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Distracted Driving

  1. 1. Distraction on Kentucky’s Roads billyjohnsonlaw.com From cell phones to extra passengers, distractions are everywhere
  2. 2. More Than Just a Bad Habit Kentucky banned texting while driving in 2010. While distracted driving can lead to fines and penalties for an unfocused driver, the consequences go well beyond legal punishments. Distraction is one of the biggest dangers on our roads. Here’s why… CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  3. 3. Sending Just One Text… Increases your crash risk by 23 times. It can also take a driver’s eyes off the road for a full five seconds. At 55 mph, that’s enough time for a vehicle to cover the equivalent of a football field. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  4. 4. Talking Yourself into Danger Simply having a conversation on your cell phone while driving is also a dangerous habit for drivers. Even hands-free devices can quadruple a person’s chances of being involved in a crash, according to a study from AAA. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  5. 5. Teens & Distraction Teen drivers are more likely than older drivers to engage in distracting activities behind the wheel. One study analyzing nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers found that distraction was a factor in nearly 60 percent of crashes. According to the researchers, interacting with passengers led to even more teen distracted driving wrecks than texting. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  6. 6. Beyond using mobile devices and interacting with passengers, distraction can also be caused by… • Eating or drinking • Smoking • Reaching for an object • Excessive noise inside the vehicle • Navigation systems • Unrestrained pets or children. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682 Other Ways in Which Drivers are Distracted
  7. 7. A distracted driver is a negligent driver. This means they can be held responsible for the costs associated with the injuries you suffer in a vehicle accident. The costs of a serious injury can be truly staggering. Medical bills, medication, ongoing treatment, missed time at work, lost work capacity, pain and suffering can all be the result of a distracted driver’s carelessness. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682 What If a Distracted Driver Causes Your Wreck?
  8. 8. Do You Need to be Sure That Distraction Caused the Crash? No. If you hire a skilled attorney to handle your case, they will investigate the cause of the crash and build a case based on the facts. In some cases, there are multiple causes and people that are responsible for the crash. Determining liability can be complex, and it is always best to leave this task up to your legal representative. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  9. 9. What Should You Do After a Crash? • Call 911 to notify the police and request medical attention for injuries. • Make sure everyone is out of harm’s way. • Get the name and insurance information of the other driver. • Wait for the police and cooperate with them. • If you suspect that you’ve been injured at all, visit a doctor as soon as possible. • Contact an attorney to learn more about your options. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  10. 10. If you need an attorney to represent you after a distracted driving accident, you’ll want to look for the following qualities… • The attorney can practice in your state. • The attorney handles personal injury - and preferably vehicle accident - cases. • The attorney has a track record of getting results for clients. Many attorneys offer free consultations to potential clients, so it is best to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the lawyer and what they can bring to your case. Searching for Your Attorney CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  11. 11. Billy Johnson has been practicing law for 20 years, building his firm’s reputation on the services and results he offers clients. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, contact Billy Johnson today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call Billy Johnson Today to Get Started CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682

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