Distracted driving has been a hazard to Rhode Island drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians as long as there have been vehicles on our roads. When drivers get distracted and divert their attention from the road ahead, they present a serious risk to all other drivers. If you were injured by a distracted driver, you have the right to seek fair compensation for your medical care, loss of income, property damage, and any other losses.
Protect Your Rights by Contacting an Attorney
These are complex cases that require the attention of a qualified Rhode Island distracted driving lawyer. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, hiring the right lawyer can go a long way toward ensuring that your interests are protected over the short and long term.
From our offices in Providence and Middletown, the attorneys at Karns & Kerrison represent clients in all types of distracted driving accident claims, including those arising from the following:
- Texting while driving and cellphone use
- Using GPS devices
- Eating while driving
- Smoking and driving, including playing with the cigarette lighter
- Drinking and driving, including non-alcoholic beverages
- Playing with the radio or MP3 player
- Listening to loud music
- Distractions from children or other passengers
- Reading maps or directions
- Driver fatigue
Some of these activities avert a person's view of traffic and the road. Others divert a person's hands from the necessary tasks of driving, including keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Others take away from a driver's mental focus. Experts often say that the combination of texting and driving involves all three types of diversions — and has become a serious traffic safety problem.
If a lawyer from Karns & Kerrison represents you after a motor vehicle accident in Rhode Island, rest assured that we are prepared to pursue every available option in an effort to determine whether another motorist's distracted driving caused the crash. We can obtain cellphone records and other evidence to help build a strong case for compensation based on the other driver's negligence.
There Is No Excuse for Texting While Driving
Despite bans on texting while driving in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, drivers continue to send and read text messages while behind the wheel, placing themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. When this type of negligent behavior leads to an auto accident that results in serious injuries, victims have the right to seek compensation for any losses they suffer as a result. There is no excuse for texting while driving.
Texting while driving accidents can involve rear-end and head-on collisions, as well as T-bones when the distracted driver fails to stop or yield the right of way at an intersection. We understand the types of injuries victims can suffer in these accidents, and we work tirelessly to see that you receive full and fair compensation for your medical care, loss of income, property damage, and other considerations pertinent to your case.
Contact Karns & Kerrison to Discuss Your Legal Options
From our offices in Providence and Middletown, Karns & Kerrison represent people who are suffering due to another party's negligence. We have a great deal of experience with distracted driving and texting while driving cases, and you can rely on us to provide the skillful representation necessary to secure a favorable outcome.
We try to protect our clients from a long and unpleasant court proceeding by attempting to negotiate a fair settlement on their behalf. However, we will not hesitate to take your case to court in pursuit of the results you deserve. We invite you to contact us and schedule a free initial consultation with our firm today.
You can reach us by calling (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about your legal options.
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