According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9 Americans are killed and over 1,000 injured every day in car accidents involving a distracted driver. And studies show that texting while driving removes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which at 55 mph is the length of a football field. If you’ve been the victim of an accident involving a distracted driver, the Seattle car accident lawyers at the Hornbuckle Firm are here to help you.
In 2007, Washington became the first state to pass a ban on texting while driving, and talking on a cell phone while driving is also prohibited. Both are considered primary offenses under Washington law, meaning that talking on a mobile phone or texting is sufficient reason for an officer to pull you over.
Drivers who break the law endanger themselves and other motorists. But it’s not just texting or talking on the phone that can be deadly. Eating, using GPS navigation systems, and simply not paying attention can also lead to a tragic car accident.
Tom and Stephen Hornbuckle understand the devastation that a distracted driver can cause. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, our attorneys will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
Please contact the Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free car accident consultation. Our attorneys serve clients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.
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