Texting and Driving Accidents
Our attorneys hold negligent drivers in Omaha responsible for their actions
Distracted driving is one of the top causes of car accidents. When someone is behind the wheel, their duty is to focus on the road and remain aware of their surroundings. Failure to do so can result in deadly collisions. Thousands of people perish annually in collisions caused by distracted drivers, especially when coupled with speeding and no respect for the rules of the road.
Drivers should know better. These accidents are preventable. The dangers of texting and driving are well known. Distractions – even for a quick second to adjust a GPS or let a friend know that they’re on the way – can kill. Taking eyes off the road, especially at high speeds, for only a second means drivers can travel greater distances than they think – without even looking at the road in front of them.
Texting and driving can easily result in a fatal accident. That’s why the car accident attorneys at Ausman Law Firm P.C., L.L.O. in Omaha are dedicated to fighting for the rights of distracted driving car accident victims throughout Nebraska.
Texting and driving is against the law
As in many states, texting while driving is against the law in Nebraska, and has legal consequences. A large portion of traffic accidents in Nebraska have involved younger operators and the use of cell phones.
Drivers who make the choice to text and drive are a hazard to everyone else on the road. They have a responsibility to keep their eyes on the road and pay attention to their surroundings in order to avoid a collision. A driver who makes the conscious decision to put others in danger needs to be held responsible for the damages they cause you.
Cell phone distractions can be deadly
Drivers distracted by cell phones are complicit in a number of fatal car accident cases. While it may not seem like a big deal to sneak a peek at a text during a slow point in traffic, even if a driver takes their eyes off the road for mere seconds, it can be long enough for a disaster to occur. Drivers can lose control of their vehicle easily, swerving into another lane of traffic, rear-ending a vehicle or running a red light and causing an accident.
Many of these accidents occur at high speeds, due to drivers failing to pay attention to the road and stopping. Brain injuries, broken bones and spinal injuries that can lead to paralysis are just some of the terrible damage that can be inflicted.
If you were the victim of an accident caused by a texting driver, you deserve compensation for your losses. Our firm can help.
Our attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve
At Ausman Law Firm, we put the client first. Your needs are our priority. We know how devastating car accidents are, and we know that you need to recover. You’ve lost so much and may be suffering physical, financial, and emotional wounds. Our attorneys can take care of all the red tape so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.