Charleston, West Virginia Auto Accident Attorneys Fight to Keep Our Roads Safer
New law cracks down on drivers distracted by cell phones
Driving while distracted is a dangerous habit, especially when the distraction involves talking, texting or surfing the Internet on a handheld cellular device. West Virginia is one of 39 states that have banned handheld cellphone use and texting while driving. The new law strengthens your case if you are injured in an accident with a distracted driver. The attorneys at The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC stay well-informed about new laws and are prepared to help when you need them.
What are the cell phone driving laws in West Virginia?
As of July 1, 2013, those who drive while talking on a hand-held cell phone can be stopped and ticketed in West Virginia. Texting and emailing while driving also are prohibited. If you are injured in an auto accident by a distracted driver who was using a cell phone, The Giatras Firm PLLC seeks the compensation you deserve.
Cell phones aren’t the only distraction that leads to crashes
Research has found that cell phones are the second most common distraction on the road, and are responsible for 12 percent of fatal accidents caused by distracted driving. The most common distraction is simple daydreaming. Other common distractions include:
What damages can you recover from an accident with a distracted driver?
If you have been in an accident with a distracted driver, the first step is to contact an experienced injury attorney such as Troy Giatras, who has represented accident victims for more than 20 years. Our firm negotiates with the insurance companies to recover your losses, including:
Contact our Charleston, WV lawyers to discuss your distracted driver case
If you have been in an accident with a distracted driver, contact The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC online or by phone 888-819-1281 for a free consultation and let us help you find justice. We are available 24 hours a day.