When was the last time you saw someone talking on a cell phone while driving? How often do you notice someone who is texting, even when they are driving at top-speed down the highway? Doesn't it seem to be common place now to catch someone applying make-up or eating while driving?
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Unfortunately, accidents resulting from these types of distracted drivers are on the rise and the results are often catastrophic. Distracted drivers have become all too commonplace in Washington. These days you don't have to look very far to see someone texting while driving or using a cellphone behind the wheel. Drivers eat, apply makeup, listen to headphones and even read on the road. The list of potential distractions for drivers is almost endless.
An experienced law firm can help if you are involved with an accident with a distracted driver and suffer serious personal injury or lose a loved one to wrongful death. At the Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S., we provide legal guidance to clients in Redmond, Bellevue and other areas of Washington with distracted driver accident issues.
Don't put off getting the legal help you need if you are a victim in a distracted driver accident. Contact our traffic accident lawyers if you have suffered severe personal injury or unexpectedly lost a loved one.
Our attorneys can review your case and identify your legal options during a case review. At the Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S., we offer initial consultations for distracted driver accidents at no charge. Our personal injury lawyers represent select cases on a contingency basis. Attorney fees only apply if we represent your case and you get a settlement for your claim.
Our lawyers will pursue the maximum level of compensation available for your distracted driver personal injury claim. As skilled trial lawyers with backgrounds in insurance defense, we are fully aware of the tactics that insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims. Rest assured, our attorneys will aggressively pursue any claims denied out of bad faith. We recognize the pain and suffering victims endure and do our best to hold those liable accountable for their actions.
In efforts to curb traffic accidents, the Washington state legislators passed a law prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Under the Revised Code of Washington, RCW 46.61.667 and 46.61.668 now make it a traffic infraction to use a hand-held wireless communication device for making a phone call, emailing or texting, unless the driver is using a hands-free device.
If a person has committed this infraction, an officer used to only be able to issue a ticket as a secondary offense. In other words, the officer could not pull you over for just talking on your phone; they would also need to have other legal grounds to pull you over.
This is no longer the case. Effective June 10, 2010, an officer needs no other reason to pull you over than seeing you holding a cell phone to your ear. You must now put in a blue-tooth device or pull over to make or receive a call or use any other wireless device. If you do not, you can now face a minimum ticket of $124. More importantly, you will be liable for any distracted driver type accident that takes place since these actions lower one's ability to focus on the road.
We are here to help you hold these types of negligent drivers responsible for their actions. Distracted driver accidents have become such a problem in Washington that now the legislature has taken actions to address this problem as well. At our firm, your first consultation is free. To schedule yours, please call us at 425-885-7500 or contact us via email.