Did A Distracted Driver Cause Your Accident? Get Compensation.
In our era of cellphones, smart cars and handheld navigation devices, distracted driving is more common than ever. It poses a major threat to drivers 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 accidents 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.
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 to 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.