Dedicated To Helping Those Harmed By Distracted Drivers
Each year, Minnesota residents suffer injuries from drivers who are distracted, which means they are not paying attention to driving. In-car DVD players, radio controls, smartphones, Mp3 players, and other devices serve as distractions, taking a driver’s attention off of the tasks at hand. The result is often a crash that injures or kills the driver, another motorist or even a pedestrian.
If you were injured or a loved one killed by a distracted driver in Minnesota, you have access to a knowledgeable and resourceful personal injury lawyer. Stephens Law P.A., is a dedicated law firm that is focused on representing those injured in truck accidents, car accidents, and other incidents that can result in severe injury or death in Duluth, St. Cloud and throughout Minnesota. Since 1993, attorney Francis Stephens has worked hard to hold negligent drivers accountable and we have fought the insurance companies that have treated the injured unfairly.
Fighting Texting While Driving In Minnesota
Minnesota made it illegal to text while driving in 2008. However, drivers may still use their cell phones in most cases. Regardless of what the law says, there are many drivers that continue to text and drive.
The cell phone is the most common cause of distracted driving. However, there are a number of behaviors and actions that can cause auto accidents. The possibilities include:
- Adjusting the radio controls
- Eating and drinking while driving
- Programming GPS systems
- Arguing with others in the vehicle
- Disciplining children
- Putting on or touching up makeup
The physical consequences of a crash cannot be taken back. Fortunately, the financial consequences can be dealt with in the way of making the responsible party pay for your medical expenses, lost wages and other financial damages.
Committed To Investigating Your Case Thoroughly
Mr. Stephens puts his undivided effort into handling your claim. He will investigate every aspect of your case in-depth to determine what caused the accident. This includes obtaining the cell phone records of the driver at fault and analyzing those records to determine what that driver was really doing at the time of the crash. If the records show texting or reading texts at the time of the accident, the personal injury claim becomes very strong. No matter the cause, Francis Stephens will get to the bottom of the matter so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Get An Injury Lawyer’s Help Today
You can schedule a free consultation from one of our offices at a time that is convenient for you by calling the Duluth office at 218-514-4043. Evening and weekend appointments are available.