Were you injured by a distracted driver using a cell phone? There are many forms of distracted driving and all of them can result in a serious accident. Distracted driving involves a motorist taking his or her attention away from the act of driving. Common examples of distracting driving include: texting while driving; using a cell phone without a hands-free device; eating or drinking, changing a radio station, watching a video, talking to passengers, grooming, applying make-up, fiddling with the GPS or temperature controls in the vehicle
Any time a driver removes his or her focus from the task of driving, there is the potential for a distracted driving accident. Distracted drivers may be held liable for the injuries they cause in addition to being cited by police for their negligence.
In Washington State, using a cell phone without a hands-free device is a “traffic violation.” This means that an officer can pull a driver over for using a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving even if there are no other offenses being committed. The statute is written to prohibit an individual from driving a car and using a cell phone without a hands-free device, simultaneously.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State distracted driver accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Washington State personal injury lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from distracted driver accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a distracted driver accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.
Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s distracted driver accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If a distracted driver accident driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (253) 946-0577 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.