Distractions are a major cause of automobile accidents. We represented the family of a pedestrian who had been walking along a two-lane road. The driver of an approaching vehicle looked down to change the radio, drifted onto the shoulder and hit the walker. A significant settlement was negotiated for the family.
In another case the driver of an agricultural vehicle was driving—legally—on the shoulder of the road when he was hit by a distracted driver reaching for a cup of coffee. The victim’s family received a settlement of one million dollars.