Distracted Driving Accident In Charleston Area
Texting while driving is illegal in Charleston; offenders will be given a traffic violation. While this is a minor penalty, if you are injured by a driver who was texting, you can seek compensation in a civil suit. Our experienced lawyers can help you hold the negligent driver accountable for your injuries and other losses.
At Cobb, Dill & Hammett, LLC, we represent South Carolina injury victims in all types of car accidents, including distracted driving accidents. We work hard to recover the full amount of compensation you and your family need after an accident. You can rely on our attorneys for dedicated, compassionate representation throughout your case. We will assist you with all aspects of your accident, including getting access to good medical care if necessary. Please speak with us to learn more about how we can help you.
The Dangers Of Texting And Driving
Distracted driving isn’t limited to drivers of cars; truck and commercial vehicle drivers also text while driving. This can be especially dangerous because trucks and commercial vehicles are typically larger than passenger vehicles.
Texting takes drivers’ minds and eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel. Because they are not paying attention to their driving, they miss crucial situations and information such as:
- Traffic lights and signs
- Changing traffic conditions
- Work zones
Accident victims may suffer injuries such as fractures, amputations, spinal cord injuries, internal organ injuries and traumatic brain injuries. These types of injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability, or wrongful death.
We will help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses. Surviving family members may also recover funeral expenses and compensation for the personal loss of a loved one, including the deceased’s future income and benefits.