Distracted Driving

Safe driving is of paramount importance, and the dangers of distracted driving cannot be overstated. Distracted driving is any non-driving activity that has the potential to divert a motorist’s attention from the primary task of driving. This dangerous behavior can result in severe injuries and even fatalities.

At the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, we understand how stressful the aftermath of an auto accident can be. We can help you move forward by guiding you through each stage of the injury claims process while you focus on healing. If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, choose our team for tenacious representation when you need it the most.

Understanding Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving accidents occur when a driver’s attention is diverted away from the road. The severity of these incidents can vary greatly, with some leading to life-limiting injuries. It is important to note that engaging in distracted driving is a choice, and thus, a driver who chooses to drive distracted can potentially be held accountable for any harm caused.

Distracted driving takes many forms, each posing its own risks:

  • Texting: This activity involves all three types of distractions – cognitive, visual, and manual, making it the most dangerous form of distracted driving.
  • Talking on a cell phone: Even hands-free conversations can be a cognitive distraction.
  • Eating or drinking: This often leads to taking your hands off the wheel and your eyes off the road.
  • Applying makeup or grooming: These activities take your attention away from the driving task.
  • Adjusting the radio or GPS: Using a GPS or radio can cause visual and manual distractions.

Legal Consequences of Distracted Driving

Driving while distracted is not only dangerous but also against the law in Indiana, with fines of up to $500 for violators. In addition, Indiana’s Hands-Free Law prohibits holding or using a telecommunications device while operating a moving motor vehicle, except in certain circumstances like reporting an emergency.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Help

If you are involved in a distracted driving accident, it is crucial to seek legal help. You may be entitled to compensation under Indiana law, but proving distracted driving can be challenging.

At the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, we have 75 years of experience in personal injury law and have helped countless people get the results they deserve. We are familiar with insurance company tactics, and we skillfully negotiate with them to pursue the settlement you deserve.

Holding the Distracted Driver Accountable

Our firm believes in holding distracted drivers accountable for their actions. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to demand compensation for your losses, which may include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property replacement and restoration
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Restoration of your previous quality of life

Reach Out to Us Today

When everything is on the line, we are here for you, no matter what you’re going through. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we aim to provide a comprehensive client experience. If you or a loved one has been injured due to distracted driving, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LL, for a consultation. Let us help you move forward and rebuild after a life-altering event.


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