Inattention At The Wheel: A Growing Epidemic

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sending or receiving a text message can divert a driver's eyes from the road for more than four seconds as your vehicle is traveling at 55 mph; the distance a car can cover in this time is equal to the length of a football field. At highway speeds, this can be the difference between safely stopping and rear ending another vehicle.

At The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, our experienced Baton Rouge texting while driving lawyers believe negligent drivers — not the injury victims — must be held responsible for their actions. This is the only way to make our roads safer for all. We aggressively pursue all available compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages and any other costs you have incurred.

We offer free informative consultations and accept all texting while driving injury cases on a contingency fee basis — you will not pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Common Causes Of Distracted Driving

It not much of a surprise, but the increase in crash odds is staggering: Drivers who engage in distracting behavior are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash than those who focus on the road. Given this information, it is shocking that drivers — especially young adults — continue to use their phones, GPS systems and tablets while behind the wheel. In fact, the NHTSA reports that nearly 20 percent of all car crash injuries were reported as distraction-related.

Other distracting behavior can include:

  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Putting on makeup
  • Adjusting the radio or iPod

How do you know that a distraction was the cause of an accident? This is where our thorough investigation makes the difference. We have the background and experience to uncover negligent behavior.

Contact An Experienced Louisiana Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer

Get legal help from one of the skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of Ossie Brown by making an appointment for your free initial consultation. Call 225-424-7388 or send us a message with a short recap of what happened.