The Minneapolis distracted driver accident lawyers at Hall Law have extensive experience handling cases involving cell phone use, texting while driving, and other forms of distracted driving. We know the ins and outs of preparing and presenting claims against negligent drivers and will fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
At our firm, we strive to hold those that have caused injuries to a victim accountable for their actions. If you have suffered injuries from a negligent or distracted driver in Minneapolis, our personal injury attorneys are here to help with your case.
- 3,166 people were killed by distracted driving in 2017
- At 55 mph, sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds — enough time to cover the length of a football field
What Damages Can Be Recovered After a Distracted Driving Accident?
Although every case is different, there are often at least three primary sources of recovery for injuries suffered in car accidents. These sources include:
- No-fault insurance
- Liability insurance covering the person(s) who caused the accident
- Underinsured motorist coverage
Although Minnesota is a no-fault insurance state, negligent drivers who cause accidents resulting in serious injuries can still be pursued for compensation to cover medical expenses, treatment, and recovery. Texting drivers are legally liable for damages they cause in an accident, and it is important to have experienced representation by your side to ensure proper compensation is received.
Is It Illegal to Use a Cell Phone While Driving in Minnesota?
Yes – In Minnesota there is a hand-held ban on cell phone use for all drivers regardless of age.
For individuals under the age of 18 or on provisional licenses, there is a ban on all cell phone use regardless of the phone being hand-held or hands-free.
It is illegal for all drivers to engage in a handheld text message conversation in Minnesota. However, this law does not apply to mobile devices that are permanently affixed to the vehicle or used as a form of navigation.
What are Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents?
One of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents occurs when an individual is using their mobile phone while driving. Distracted driving leads to thousands of auto accidents annually and are a leading cause of fatal auto accidents. In 2019 3,142 individuals lost their lives as a result of distracted driving.
The National Safety Council estimates that 26% of all auto accidents involve drivers engaging in behavior that distracted them from the road.
Some of the most common causes of distracted driving accident are caused by:
- Texting and driving
- Using social media and operating a vehicle
- Applying makeup
- Not focusing on the road
- Handling pets or children
Driving is the most dangerous activity that many Americans engage in on a daily basis. However some drivers do not pay the necessary attention needed to safely navigate and operate a vehicle. If you believe that distracted or negligent driving contributed to your injuries suffered in an auto accident, our attorneys are here to help.
Contact Our Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
After an accident occurs involving a distracted driver, it is important to check the health of all parties involved. If serious injuries are suffered call 911 and get the necessary medical treatment required.
Once a victim has received medical treatment for the injuries sustained in an accident, contact an experienced Minneapolis distracted driver accident attorney to discuss the facts of your case. Our caring Minnesota personal injury attorneys at Hall Law have more than 35 years of experience representing people who have been injured by distracted drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a texting or otherwise distracted driver, contact Hall Law via our online contact form or by phone at. Our Minneapolis distracted driving accident attorneys can give you a free initial case review and help you decide how to proceed.
Distracted Driving Reference Materials
Cell Phone & Distracted Driving Accident FAQs
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of motor vehicle collisions.
Distracted driving can result from any focus of driver attention other than the road. Accordingly, distracted driving includes texting and driving, inattention while changing the radio station, inattention while talking other vehicle occupants, and inattention while eating and driving.
Yes. If you are injured by distracted driver, you are entitled to compensation.