New Orleans Texting-While-Driving Accidents Lawyers
Like many states, Louisiana law prohibits texting while driving. Unfortunately, this law does little to deter drivers from using cellphones and smartphones to text and email while behind the wheel. The result can be a deadly accident for the other drivers on the road.
At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we help injury victims and their families recover compensation from negligent drivers. With decades of experience in vehicle accident claims, our New Orleans texting-while-driving accidents attorneys know how to investigate your accident and pursue the compensation you need. If negotiation is not sufficient, we have the skill to take the case to trial and battle the insurance company on your behalf.
Drivers Who Text Are Distracted Drivers
Distracted driving can be as hazardous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In both cases, the driver lacks the attention and response time necessary to avoid accidents. Because distracted drivers are not paying attention to the road and do not have both hands on the wheel, they often make dangerous moves such as:
- Weaving into other lanes
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Failing to see stopped traffic
- Failing to adjust to changing traffic speeds
This type of driver negligence can cause head-on collisions, rear-end collisions and T-bone collisions. A distracted driver may also run another car off the road or cut a vehicle off in traffic. Injured drivers and passengers may suffer broken bones, back and neck injuries, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries.
In the worst accidents, wrongful death may be the result. Families who lose loved ones to wrongful death may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost income of the deceased, funeral expenses and the personal loss of a loved one.
Contact Our Louisiana Inattentive Driving Accident Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 504-521-7946, 800-249-1306 toll free or contact us online.