Fighting For Justice After A Distracted Driver Injures You
We have all heard about the dangers of distracted driving, but that does not seem to have stopped many people from continuing with this behavior. When a distracted driver causes an accident that injures you, turn to the experienced attorneys at 701-864-3700 for help. Our firm has represented injured clients in the Fargo area for over 50 years, and our lawyers know how to fight for your legal rights.
Distractions Beyond The Cellphone
Though not the only form of distracted driving, texting is one of the most dangerous. North Dakota has a law prohibiting texting or searching the internet on your phone while driving. Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use an electronic device at all, even in hands-free mode. Lawmakers expanded the distracted driving law in 2017 to create an additional violation for committing a traffic offense or causing a car accident while distracted.
Distracted driving can mean anything that requires the driver to take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel or their concentration off their driving. Examples of distracted driving include:
- Changing the radio station
- Eating or drinking
- Talking on your cellphone
- Programming a GPS device
- Texting or using a phone app
- Talking to people in your car
- Applying makeup
If a negligent driver was engaging in any of these activities at the time they crashed into you, they have violated the law and given you grounds for a personal injury claim against them.
Are You Ready To Get Started?
Allow our team at Solberg Stewart Miller to help you get started with your case. We offer free consultations and do not charge a fee unless we recover damages for you. Please call our Fargo office at 701-864-3700 or reach out online today.