Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is a factor in one out of four auto accidents in the state of Minnesota. Our lawyers will carefully investigate every aspect of your accident to determine if distracted driving was a factor resulting in your injuries.
If another person’s distracted driving caused your injuries, we will work hard to hold the negligent party and his or her insurance company accountable for your damages such as lost wages, medical bills for serious injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Consequences of Texting and Driving in Minnesota
Distracted driving covers a wide range of behavior. In Minnesota, the following types of distracted driving behavior are illegal:
- Text messaging while driving
- Internet use while driving
- Using a cellphone while driving if under the age of 18 with a learner’s permit or intermediate license
- Use of a cellphone for personal reasons by a school bus driver while the vehicle is in motion
Even if the behavior of the other driver did not violate Minnesota law, it can still be a factor in determining liability. By obtaining cell phone records and other evidence, our lawyers can determine if the other driver was texting or talking on a cellphone at the time the accident happened.