Experienced Attorneys Handling Distracted Driving Accident Cases
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If you were in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, it may feel like your whole world is crashing down around you. You may be seriously injured as a result of someone else's negligence. It's unfair, and it's normal to feel confused and overwhelmed in this type of situation.
At Lawter & Associates, PLLC, our attorneys have been standing up for Oklahoma's injured for more than four decades. While texting and driving may be a recent phenomenon, distracted driving is nothing new. The car accident lawyers from our law firm have extensive experience handling these types of cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
What is the definition of distracted driving?
There are three major types of distracted driving, including:
- Manual distractions – Distractions that take a driver’s hands off the wheel.
- Visual distractions – Anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road.
- Cognitive distractions – When a driver’s mind is taken off the task of operating the vehicle.
Texting and driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction, but it is far from the only type of distracted driving. Other distractions include talking on a phone, talking to a passenger, rubbernecking, eating, adjusting the radio, programming a GPS, personal grooming, or simply being lost in thought (daydreaming).
How do you prove fault in a distracted driving accident?
Proving that the driver who hit you was distracted can be difficult, but with the right evidence you can demonstrate that the other driver’s negligence caused your accident. The official police accident report, cellphone records, and eyewitness testimony are all pieces of evidence that can support your claim.
Contact an experienced lawyer today
If you’ve been hit by a distracted driver in Oklahoma, the most important thing you can do – aside from seeking immediate medical attention – is to get a lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights. Contact us today or give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Our law firm also represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we win your case.