Fully Committed to Prevention and Compensation Throughout the State
It is no exaggeration to say that distracted driving is an epidemic. The rise in hand-held device usage has exponentially increased the number of drivers distracted by talking, texting or surfing the Internet while operating a car or truck. If you or someone you love has been injured in a distracted driving accident, we can help.
With 26 years of experience as car injury lawyers in Indiana, the attorneys of Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC handle your case with skill and tenacity to get you the compensation you deserve from a careless or negligent driver. As a firm, we are also fully and personally committed to fighting this epidemic through legal action and community outreach. Please visit our community involvement page to learn more.
Aggressively Pursuing Claims Against Drivers Distracted by Talking and Texting
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2010. Following years of continued effort, the government has now banned texting and cell phone use for interstate truck and bus drivers and encouraged each state to adopt tougher laws for all drivers. In Indiana, there are bans on:
- All cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice drivers; and
- Texting for all drivers.
And yet people throughout the state — especially the youngest and most inexperienced drivers — continue to endanger themselves, their passengers and other drivers by talking or texting while driving.
As car accident attorneys in Indiana, we have seen far too many cases of serious injury and death caused by distracted drivers. We know how to pursue claims for resulting personal injury or wrongful death and fight back hard against insurance companies that refuse to be reasonable. Though we strive to settle most cases, we are fully prepared and highly qualified to take your case to trial if necessary.
Understanding the Types of Distracted Driving: Indiana Car Accident Lawyers
Distracted driving is defined as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Although text messaging is considered the most dangerous distraction, others include:
- Talking on or manipulating a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to or interacting with passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Watching videos
- Adjusting a radio or other audio player
- Using a navigation system
Commercial vehicle drivers, or their employers, who exceed hours-of-service limitations may even be subject to distracted driving charges when falling asleep at the wheel causes an injury accident.
If you need advice and prompt legal action for an accident you suspect was caused by someone texting while driving or drowsy driving, our lawyers in Indiana offer immediate response and thorough investigation.
Meet with a Knowledgeable Indiana Distracted Driving Attorney to Discuss Your Case Today
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, we can help. Contact Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC online to schedule a free consultation. We have several satellite offices and meeting locations. We serve clients in Batesville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Anderson, Muncie and Lafayette, Indiana. We’ll gladly set up an appointment at a location convenient to you or in your home.