According to the National Safety Council, one in four car accidents involves some sort of cellphone use. Facts like this have informed cellphone restrictions – such as the one in Nebraska – where drivers are prohibited from texting or typing while driving. However, texting and typing are far from the only forms of distraction and, while limiting their use may help prevent some distracted driving accidents, they cannot make irresponsible drivers more cautious.
Nine Americans are killed every day in accidents involving distracted driving. This is unsurprising when you consider that more than 340,000 car accidents every year are linked to texting alone, but the simple act of using a cellphone while driving increases risks for causing an accident four-fold. In fact, a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the average amount of time a driver using a cellphone take his eyes off the road is five seconds. Imagine driving with your eyes closed for five seconds, which is essentially the same thing.
Distracted driving is a serious issue that places the lives of everyone on the road at risk. When you or a loved one is injured by a distracted driver, you have every right to hold that person accountable and receive compensation well in excess of the initial offerings of insurance companies. Our Omaha car accident attorneys understand how difficult and confusing these accidents can be. We are here to take your case and fight for your rights, to help ensure you are awarded the full compensation you deserve.
To schedule your consultation, please contact Copple Rockey online or by calling 402-371-4300 today. We maintain offices in Omaha and Norfolk to better serve victims of distracted drivers throughout Nebraska.