Distracted Driving

Experienced Legal Representation from Our Car Accident Lawyer

Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents in the United States. According to recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a thousand people are injured in traffic incidents involving a distracted driver. Not surprisingly, technology such as smartphones and in-car entertainment systems have largely contributed to driver distractions. When motorists take their eyes off the road – even for only a few seconds to read a text or play on their phones – it increases the chances of a car accident that can result in serious injuries and even death.

If you have recently been involved in a collision with a distracted driver and suffered an injury, it is imperative to seek legal counsel to recover your entitled compensation. With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney Robert Dunlap possesses the extensive knowledge of Louisiana driving laws to help you obtain the monetary damages you deserve.

Types of Distractions for Drivers

Every year, thousands of accidents are attributed to distracted driving. Distractions take an individual’s attention away from the main task of driving. They come in multiple forms: visual distraction, physical distraction, or mental distraction.

Common forms of distractions include the following:

  • Texting or talking on the cellphone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Eating or drinking
  • Changing the radio stations
  • Using a GPS or navigation system
  • Spacing out

Louisiana Texting and Driving Laws

In Louisiana, use of wireless devices to write a text, read a text, or send a text are strictly prohibited. For new drivers with learning licenses, any type of cell phone is not permitted - and this includes calling or talking on the phone.

Exceptions include during emergencies or if you need to report a criminal act to the police.

Ready to Fight for You

Our Shreveport car accident attorney and team can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident and collect crucial evidence to develop an effective and personalized legal strategy to recover your entitled compensation. Whether we reach a settlement inside or outside of the courtroom, Attorney Dunlap will review your case and determine all of your available legal options. Let us do whatever it takes to get the justice you deserve while you make the best possible recovery from injury.

Contact Robert Dunlap and request a free consultation today.