Distracted Driving Accidents
According to the U.S. government's official distracted driving website, approximately 431,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents across the country in 2014. In the age of cellphones and built-in GPS systems, distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of car accidents.
At Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP, in Bend, Oregon, we tenaciously represent victims of distracted driving accidents throughout the area. We know how frustrating it is to be involved in a preventable crash. We can help you pursue justice by seeking the compensation you need to recover.
With nearly 70 years of combined experience, we handle all types of distracted driving cases, including those that are caused by:
- Texting while driving or using a cellphone
- Eating, drinking or smoking behind the wheel
- Talking to passengers
- Putting on makeup
- Reading maps
- Using a GPS system
- Watching a video or listening to music
If you asked most people if they would drive the length of a football field with a blindfold on, they would reply, "Of course not!" However, studies have discovered that sending or receiving a text takes a driver's attention away from the road for the same length of time as it takes to drive from goal post to goal post at 55 mph.
Texting while driving is a serious type of on-the-road negligence. If you or someone you loved was injured by someone else's negligence in this way, we can help. We will pursue full and fair compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.Get a No-Cost, No-Obligation Consultation
Schedule a free initial consultation about distracted driving accidents and your rights. Simply call our office at 541-323-2013, or email us today.