On Saturday, February 3, 2018, a 77yr old woman was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle.
According to KHQ, the woman was crossing Highway 41 in a crosswalk when she was injured due to an alleged distracted driver. The article goes on to state that the woman was transported to Kootenai Medical Center where she was in critical condition at the time of the article.
What is distracted driving?
Although distracted driving in Idaho is most often people looking at their phone, any activity which takes a motorist’s attention away from driving their vehicle is distracted driving. Even as vehicles get safer, the number of distracted driving accidents in the US is increasing. In fact, according to the NHTSA, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 others were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the US that were attributed to distracted driving in 2014.
Unfortunately, in Idaho, distracted driving is the cause of 20 – 30% of all motor vehicle accidents.
Contact us after a distracted driving accident
We represent injured clients in Kootenai County. If you or a loved one was seriously injured as a distracted driver, especially as a pedestrian similar to the crash above, it is in your best interest to speak to us for a free consultation before speaking to the motorist’s insurance company.
We have handled several injury cases involving distracted drivers and know how insurers try to take advantage of people who were hit by a distracted driver by delaying and denying the compensation they deserve.