St. Cloud Distracted Driving Injury Lawyer
Each year, there are Minnesota residents that are injured by drivers who are distracted, which means they are not paying attention to driving. In other words, the road is the last thing they are paying attention to. In-car DVD players, radio controls, smart phones, 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 can cause the injury or death of the driver and/or another motorist, or even a pedestrian, on the road. If you were injured or a loved one killed by a distracted driver in northern or central Minnesota, you have access to a knowledgeable and resourceful personal injury lawyer.
Stephens Law P.A. is a dedicated law firm who 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 all throughout central and northern Minnesota. Since 1994, we have worked hard to hold negligent drivers accountable and we have fought the insurance companies that have treated the injured unfairly.
To schedule a free consultation with a qualified Duluth texting while driving accident lawyer, call us toll free at 877-310-4219 or fill out our online contact form.
Fighting Texting While Driving In Minnesota
Minnesota made it illegal to text while drive in 2008. However, drivers are still able to use their cell phones in most cases. The exceptions to the rule are those that hold a commercial driver’s license, drivers under 18 years of age with their intermediate license or learner’s permit, and bus drivers.
Regardless of what the law says, there are many drivers that continue to text and drive. Francis Stephens is a highly experienced and qualified St. Cloud distracted driving injury attorney who 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.
Fighting All Causes Of Distracted Driving
The cell phone is the most common cause of distracted driving. However, there are a number of behaviors and actions that can cause Minnesota 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
No matter the cause, Stephens Law P.A. will get to the bottom of the matter so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact A Minnesota Texting While Driving Injury Attorney
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, the accident was not your fault and, while the physical consequences cannot be taken back, the financial consequences can be dealt with in the way of the responsible party paying for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial damages. To find out more about how Stephens Law P.A. can help you, call the Duluth office at 218-625-4200, the St. Cloud office at 320-310-4219, toll free at 877-310-4219, or fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation.