Little Rock Cell Phone Car Accidents
Most of us know the dangers of texting while driving. We have seen the commercials on TV. We have seen the ads. We have watched segments on the news. However, many think that the danger lies solely with texting while driving, but that is not the case. The truth is that cell phone use of any kind while driving can result in a horrific collision in which the individuals involved may suffer injuries or worse. If you or a loved one has been injured in a cell phone car accident caused by another driver, you should contact the Little Rock car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to discuss your case and see what course of action should be taken next. Our firm is a large regional personal injury law firm that has served auto accident victims in Little Rock, throughout Arkansas, and across the South for years.Pursuing Damages After Cell Phone Car Accidents
At any given time in a day, approximately 660,000 motorists are using their cell phones while driving. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes annually. These figures are alarming to say the least, so it is important to discern that the following are some examples of cell phone use:
- Talking on the phone
- Checking social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Surfing the web
- Sending and reading emails
- Using Snapchat
- Scrolling through your music library
Basically, any use of your cell phone that redirects some or all of your attention from the road to your cell phone is dangerous and can be considered negligent.
In Pulaski County, you could be driving on Interstate 630 and be hit by another driver talking on their cell phone. Suffering injuries from such an accident may result in you being transported to a nearby medical facility, such as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) – located at 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. If you are planning on bringing a lawsuit against the other driver, it can be beneficial to your case to obtain copies of the documentation of your injuries from the hospital at which you were treated.
Establishing negligence is what you will have to do in order to recover damages from the other driver. To do this, you must prove that the other driver, the defendant, owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries. If you retained an experienced car wreck attorney in the Little Rock area, he or she could help you substantiate your claim in many ways, e.g. obtaining the defendant’s phone record to prove that they were talking on their cell phone at the time of the collision.Explore Your Options with an Experienced Car Crash Lawyer in Arkansas
Cell phone car accidents can leave a person’s life in shambles. The personal injury attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are dedicated to restoring order to the lives of our clients by asserting their rights and fighting for the damages they deserve. Our firm serves victims across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Contact NST today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a car crash attorney. After speaking with us, it will be clear why NST is the way to go if you want a Little Rock attorney to fight for you.