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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Spartanburg Distracted Driver Accident Lawyer

Spartanburg Distracted Driver Accident Lawyer

Knowing the right thing to do is much different from actually doing it. Most people agree that distracted driving is dangerous. Yet most people admit that they drive while distracted. As a result, the number of distracted driving crashes increases almost every year. Device distraction is especially a problem in states like South Carolina that do not have hands-free laws. Non-device distraction, like eating while driving, is a much more serious problem nationwide. More on that below.

The experienced Spartanburg distracted driver lawyer at The Stanley Law Group routinely handles these matters throughout South Carolina. We know all the local procedural rules, including the unwritten ones. So, when our team goes to court, we confidently stand up for your legal and financial rights. This confidence is apparent in the size of the out-of-court settlements we usually obtain. Quite frankly, insurance company lawyers know who we are, and they do not want to cross swords with us.

Spartanburg Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers and Car Crash Injuries

Most people associate distracted driving with device distraction. But these cases account for only about 10 percent of distracted driver accidents. Drivers are distracted if they take their eyes off the road (visual distraction), take a hand off the wheel (manual distraction), and/or take their minds off driving (cognitive distraction).

Hand-held devices combine all three forms of distraction. Other sources, such as eating or using a hand-free device while driving, are almost as dangerous.

Distracted and inattentive drivers often cause head on, rear end, and other devastating wrecks. Common injuries in these collisions include:

  • Exsanguination: Excessive blood loss, usually due to internal bleeding, is usually the official cause of death in fatal car crashes. Internal organs do not have protective skin layers. So, when they grind and bump against each other during collisions, tiny abrasions bleed profusely. Many victims lose about a fifth of their blood before they see doctors.
  • Broken Bones: These injuries are often related to internal injuries. Fragments of shattered bones often scrape internal organs. Broken bones, by themselves, are serious injuries. Since doctors must use metal parts to reconstruct shattered bones, physical therapy is much longer. The entire treatment and recovery process is therefore much more expensive.
  • Head Injuries: Today’s cars and trucks are so big and fast that a safety restraint system, no matter how advanced, cannot possibly absorb all the force. Furthermore, safety restraint systems do little or nothing to stop motion-related head injuries. Collision motion causes the brain to violently and repeatedly slam against the skull.

The average injury-related medical bill is over $40,000. A Spartanburg distracted driver accident lawyer connects victims with doctors who, in most cases, charge nothing upfront for medical treatment services.

Liability Issues

Medical bills must be paid eventually. Compensation for medical bills, and other economic losses, is available if a lawyer proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. Compensation for noneconomic closes, such as pain and suffering, is available as well.

Distracted drivers breach their duty of reasonable care. This responsibility requires them to focus on driving instead of multitasking. If that breach substantially caused injury, the aforementioned compensation is available.

A bare-bones negligence case is usually not the last word in these matters. Several insurance company defenses, such as comparative fault, are usually available. Contributory negligence shifts blame for an accident from the tortfeasor to the victim. Unless a well-prepared attorney refutes this defense, it could reduce, or even zero out, the victim’s compensation.

Work With a Tenacious Spartanburg County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced distracted driver accident lawyer in Spartanburg, contact The Stanley Law Group. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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