Were You In A Crash With A Distracted Driver?
We’ve all seen distracted drivers: people who are texting, fiddling with their GPS, eating or even shaving while behind the wheel. These people are not only putting themselves at risk, but they’re also endangering everyone on the road.
At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we hold distracted drivers accountable when they cause accidents. Using a variety of methods, we will prove the negligence of these drivers and use that as the basis of your claim against their insurance company. We have secured settlements for many clients throughout New Mexico, and we can help you, too.
Consultations are always free. Let us know what happened, and we’ll tell you how we can help.
Distractions Are More Than Just Texting
Cell phones are the most obvious culprit for distracted driving. In fact, they’re probably the main cause behind the increasing rates of crashes and injuries throughout the country. However, distractions behind the wheel come in all shapes and sizes. These can include:
- Talking on the phone
- Configuring a GPS
- Talking to other passengers
- Combing hair or applying makeup
- Adjusting music controls
- Zoning out and not paying attention
While some of these causes are difficult to prove, others are not. Some, including talking on a cell phone or texting while driving, are actually illegal in New Mexico. Our lawyers will investigate these possibilities as thoroughly as possible to establish liability.
A Growing Epidemic
Distracted driving is already bad, and it’s getting worse. Despite state laws limiting cell phone use in the car, surveys show that drivers are using their phones more and more while they’re on the road. Predictably, car crash deaths are keeping pace. For the last several years, every consecutive year has been more deadly than the last.
Get The Help You Need
If distracted driving caused your crash, you need an attorney who knows how to get results. We focus exclusively on car and truck accidents, so we have detailed knowledge on how to establish fault.