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Did A Distracted Driver Cause Your Accident? Get Compensation.

In our era of cellphones, smart cars and hand-held navigation devices, distracted driving is more common than ever. It poses a major threat to drivers in Greenup and Carter counties and throughout Kentucky. In our state, nearly 80% of automobile accidents involve distracted driving.

No one should have to suffer because of another driver’s inattention. If you are one of the numerous drivers who experienced an accident caused by distracted driving, work with the Russell-based firm of Hensley Law Office, PSC. Our attorneys can help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your damages.

Kentucky Has Strict Distracted Driving Laws

Drivers have an obligation to pay full attention to the road. These are the basics of Kentucky’s distracted driving laws:

  • Texting on any device is forbidden to all drivers.
  • Drivers also may not use a handheld device for emails, instant messages or other uses while driving.
  • Drivers under age 18 may not use a cellphone or other handheld device while the vehicle is in motion.

Distracted driving is a serious crime that can have severe penalties, including fines, license suspension or revocation or, in extreme cases, jail time. Negligent drivers and their insurance companies may also owe compensatory damages to accident victims.

What Damages Can Survivors Collect?

Motor vehicle crashes are not only frightening but also expensive – especially if they cause a serious injury. Fortunately, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for damages including:

  • Hospital visits
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of companionship, in cases of wrongful death

If you have expenses from a car accident that a negligent driver caused, consult our attorney to learn whether you may obtain compensation. We serve clients in Lawrence and Rowan counties and throughout Northeast Kentucky.

Consult A Lawyer – Get Compensation

You did not deserve to endure an accident due to a distracted driver. You can contact Hensley Law Office, PSC, to speak with our attorney about recovering compensation for your damages. Call our Russell office at 606-393-6407 or send us an email to schedule a free, confidential consultation.