Boise Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
When driving down a road or highway in Boise, Idaho, drivers should be completely focused on the road and arriving at their destination safely. Instead, far too many drivers attempt to multitask or focus their attention on something else while behind the wheel. These distracted drivers put lives in jeopardy and cause tremendous damage when they inevitably cause car accidents.
In many cases, the distraction is something as simple as a text or cell phone call; something that could have waited and was less important than the red light directly ahead. If you have been the victim of a distracted driving accident, you shouldn’t have to deal with the aftermath alone. Instead, a Boise distracted driving accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you seek financial compensation for your losses and ensure the distracted driver is held responsible.
Types of Distracted Driving in Idaho
The Idaho Transportation Department reports that in 2014, there were 4,781 accidents caused by distracted driving. Other reports indicate that less than half of the accidents that actually involve distracted driving are properly reported as such.
This means that there may have been as many as 10,000 accidents in one year because the driver was distracted. In some cases, the driver is trying to avoid distraction, but the passenger won’t cooperate. Other types of distracted driving that can result in serious car accidents include the following:
- Playing a video game on a cell phone
- Talking or texting on a cell phone
- Arguing with a passenger
- Paying attention to children or pets in the vehicle
Distracted driving can also be the result of simply focusing on the scenery, applying makeup, or performing a multitude of other tasks while behind the wheel. Regardless of the type of distracted driving, drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and apply 100 percent of their attention to the road.
The Results of Distracted Driving
When someone is distracted while driving, anything can happen. They might speed, swerve, miss a traffic signal, not see a pedestrian, or any number of things. Serious injuries and even death can be the result of this negligent type of driving.
Car accident victims injured by distracted drivers should not have to pay the price for this carelessness. Your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and pain and suffering should all be compensated by the at-fault driver. An experienced Boise distracted driving accident lawyer from our office can advise and represent you throughout the legal process, providing you with your best opportunity to receive the settlement you deserve.
Experienced Boise Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Most distracted driving car accidents could have been avoided if the driver had only paid more attention to their driving. When this type of negligence occurs, you could be entitled to financial compensation that could help you move forward. Furthermore, your case may prevent the responsible driver from causing distracted driving accidents in the future.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident with a distracted driver, Craig Swapp & Associates can help you seek justice. Call 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a time to meet with one of our capable attorneys and review the details of your case.