New Orleans Distracted Driving Accident
Motor vehicle accidents do not just happen out of nowhere. They are almost always caused by a negligent act or a series of negligent acts. Often this negligence happens because a driver has allowed himself or herself to be distracted.
At Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm, in New Orleans, Gretna and Kenner, Louisiana, we have more than 26 years of experience in representing injured clients throughout Louisiana in motor vehicle accident claims. We believe that inattention is no excuse for hurting another person, and we strive to identify negligent drivers and hold them accountable for the injuries they cause.
Important Facts of Texting and Distracted Drivers in Louisiana and in America
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smart phone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. If you or a loved one was injured or killed by a distracted driver in Louisiana, contact distracted driver personal injury attorney Stephen Rue at (504)529-5000.
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What does this mean? Most of our injured clients have two main concerns: They want the people who are responsible for their pain to be punished (justice); and they want money (compensation) so they can pay their medical bills and continue to support their families.
Whether a client has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or in a wreck with a commercial truck such as a semitrailer or tractor-trailer, we see our job as facilitating our client’s goals in obtaining both justice and compensation. Our New Orleans based Attorneys represent injured clients in distraction-related lawsuits involving:
- Texting while driving
- Using a cell phone while driving
- Using a laptop computer while driving
- Applying makeup while driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Sleeping at wheel
- Drunk driving/drugged driving
- Workplace negligence
- Serious injury, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury
- Wrongful Death
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Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm serves the entire state of Louisiana. Our Louisiana lawyers routinely represent clients regarding legal matters in New Orleans, Gretna, Kenner, Metairie, Covington, Slidell, Abita Springs, Westwego, Harvey, Algiers, Harahan, River Ridge, Destrehan, Hahnville, Boutte, Houma, Belle Chasse, Lafitte, LaPlace, Chalmette, Westbank, Eastbank, Causeway Bridge, I-10, Thibodaux, Baton Rouge, Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Plaquemines Parish and other areas of Louisiana. Our Louisiana attorneys also represent clients who live in other states (out-of-state clients).