Distracted drivers KILLED over 3,100 people in 2017 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Tens of thousands were injured by distracted drivers.
Any time someone is checking their email or using their cell phone to text, they are engaged in distracted driving.
Drunk drivers are incredibly dangerous, and they are dangerous the entire time they’re behind the wheel. Yet, studies indicate that while someone is emailing or texting while they’re driving, they are MORE dangerous than a drunk driver.
That’s why, depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to punitive damages if you’re hurt by someone who is checking their email or texting while driving.
Punitive damages exist to punish someone for particularly dangerous behavior, but more importantly they exist to discourage that person, and others like them, from repeating that conduct. The bottom line is, punitive damages exist to protect you and your family.
Our firm believes in protecting our community. If your case doesn’t support punitive damages, we aren’t going to send you on a wild goose chase. But if your case DOES support pursuing a punitive claim, we are right there for you.
Contact us today by clicking here or calling us at 919-348-4361 for a free, no-risk consultation.