Distracted Driving Accidents

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Clarksburg Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Dedicated Advocacy Against Distracted Driving in Clarksburg, WV

Getting behind the wheel demands full attention, and any distraction can lead to devastating consequences. Distracted driving is a serious issue that puts lives at risk on the roads of Clarksburg and throughout West Virginia.

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a distracted driving accident, you deserve justice, and the Clarksburg distracted driving accident attorneys at Shaffer Madia Law are here to fight for your rights.Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities of distracted driving laws and are here to help you navigate the challenging legal process following an accident.

What Constitutes Distracted Driving in West Virginia?

Distracted driving in West Virginia encompasses any activity that diverts a driver's attention away from the primary task of driving. Common examples include:

  • Texting or Using a Phone: Texting while driving is a significant form of distraction. Using a phone for calls or other functions can also divert attention from the road.

  • Eating or Drinking: Consuming food or beverages while driving can take a driver's focus off the road.

  • Adjusting Controls: Fidgeting with the radio, GPS, or climate controls can lead to distracted driving.

  • Talking to Passengers: Engaging in intense conversations with passengers can divert attention from driving.

  • Grooming: Applying makeup, grooming, or any personal care activities while driving are hazardous.

  • Daydreaming: Allowing one's mind to wander, leading to a lack of focus on driving.

  • External Distractions: Distractions outside the vehicle, such as looking at billboards or other accidents.

Any of these behaviors can significantly reduce a driver's ability to react to road conditions, leading to severe accidents.

West Virginia's Distracted Driving Laws

West Virginia has laws in place to address distracted driving:

  • Handheld Device Ban: It is illegal to use a handheld cellphone while driving in West Virginia. This includes texting and talking on the phone.

  • Texting Ban: Drivers of all ages are prohibited from texting while driving.

  • Novice Driver Cellphone Ban: Novice drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using any handheld cellphone, including hands-free devices.

Violating this law can result in fines and penalties, and if it leads to an accident, the driver can be held liable for any resulting damages.

How Can a Distracted Driving Attorney Help?

Our Clarksburg distracted driving accident attorneys can help victims of this negligence by gathering evidence, building a strong case, negotiating with insurance companies, and advocating for them in court if necessary. We aim to secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.

Why Choose Shaffer Madia Law?

At Shaffer Madia Law, we have a deep understanding of West Virginia's distracted driving laws and a proven track record of successful outcomes for our clients. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention to each client, ensuring you receive the representation you deserve.

Our team will fight tirelessly to hold negligent drivers accountable and to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We understand the devastating impact a distracted driving accident can have on your life, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us at (304) 244-4433 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to help you through the legal challenges ahead.

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