Lake & Porter County Texting-While-Driving Accident Attorneys
Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents in northern Indiana and elsewhere. While it may not be against the law to talk on cell phones and text while driving, our civil justice system can hold drivers responsible when their actions injure other people.
At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Lake County car accident lawyers represent victims of distracted driving accidents in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Liability and Distracted Drivers
In Indiana, drivers under the age of 18 may not use cell phones or text messaging devices while driving. While drivers over the age of 18 currently can use cell phones and send text messages while driving, proposed legislation would outlaw use of handheld personal communications devices by all drivers.
Even when the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving is not illegal, it can be an important factor in your personal injury case. Jurors do not like it when distracted drivers cause accidents that injure other people. Proving liability in these accidents is often aided by obtaining the cell phone records of the distracted driver.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, it’s important to remember that our civil justice system is not about punishing the distracted driver. It’s about recovering compensation for your injuries and getting better. As former insurance defense lawyers, we know how to quickly size up an accident case and determine what is important to proving liability and establishing damages.
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For More Information About Distracted Driving Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County distracted driving accident attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.