Fighting for the Recovery of Distracted Driving Accident Victims Across Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
Distracted driving accidents unfortunately occur every day, injuring thousands of people per year. With today’s need for constant communication and multi-tasking, drivers are becoming more and more distracted. Distraction is never an excuse and drivers who are involved in accidents due to their distracted driving are often liable for the injuries and damages they cause other people. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, be sure to obtain qualified legal counsel so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Offering Experienced Representation to the Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents
Kenneth J. Annis & Associates has over 40 years of experience in the area of personal injury, and specifically with car accidents. We understand that although drivers can be distracted for a variety of reasons, the injuries they cause you due to those distractions should not be your burden financially, physically or emotionally. At Kenneth J. Annis & Associates, we take pride in our tactical approach and ensure our years of experience will be used specifically to achieve the most optimal results for you. We know that you are going through a lot of physical and emotional stress and we can help relieve that.
Types of Distracted Driving
As we all know, the majority of communication these days is done through our cell phones, and more specifically through texting. Texting is an incredibly common type of distracted driving that causes thousands of accidents per year. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in car crashes. That is why it is illegal to text while driving in 39 states, including Maryland and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Just because texting is popular, does not make it excusable while driving and our firm will fight strongly on your behalf against those offenders.
Other types of distractions include using a navigation system or other electronic devices, talking to other passengers on the phone or in the car, putting on makeup, or eating and drinking. Although these distractions may seem minor, their results can cause serious physical and financial damage to individuals and their vehicles.
Protect Yourself Against Distracted Drivers
If you see a driver:
- Speeding or traveling under the posted speed limit;
- Weaving in and out of traffic;
- Switching lanes without signaling;
- Drifting in the lane; or
- Stopping longer than needed at a traffic light or sign.
- Assume that the distracted driver doesn’t see your vehicle;
- Give your vehicle space from the distracted driver’s vehicle;
- Try to pull ahead or slow down from the distracted driver; and
- If you cannot slow down or pull ahead of the distracted driver, call 911.
If you are involved in a distracted driving related automobile accident, contact an experienced automobile accident attorney immediately to discuss your case. Compensation may be available for injuries and death resulting from another driver’s negligence.
Kenneth J. Annis & Associates: Zealously Fighting for the Recovery of Distracted Driving Accident Victims
The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys at Kenneth J. Annis & Associates will handle your accident case from start to finish, assuring you achieve the best possible outcome. Our team has developed an extensive network of accident, traffic and roadway experts that will assess your claim, analyze the damage and fault, then help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Don’t waste time with unanswered questions or letting your ability to statute of limitations window lapse. The faster you contact our firm, the faster we can get you on the road to recovery. Contact Kenneth J. Annis & Associates today at (202) 785-2244 or via email for a free consultation.