Among certain age groups, distracted driving has eclipsed drunk driving as one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. So often when people hear the phrase “distracted driving” they think it just means fiddling with your cell phone while driving – but there are many different distractions that go on behind the wheel, and anything that can cause a driver to divide their attention from the road can cause a deadly accident and life-altering injuries for those who survive the crash.
When that happens, you want an experienced South Carolina auto accident attorney on your side. McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC can help you take back control of your life. We work with families who have been devastated by distracted driving accidents, getting them the help they need.
Catastrophic injuries from distracted driving crashes
When a driver is traveling at 55 miles per hour or faster on a highway, and his or her attention is pulled away to read a funny text, or fire off a quick response to the boss, those few seconds of distraction can lead to a devastating auto accident. A catastrophic injury is one from which the injured parties never fully recover. They might end up wheelchair-bound, with lasting effects of a head injury, disfigured by severe burns or paralyzed. These significant injuries require medical attention throughout the remainder injured person’s life. Typical injuries that might be considered catastrophic include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Head and neck injury
- Loss of limb
- Organ damage
Compensation for injuries from a distracted driving auto accident
Anyone who has survived an auto accident with severe injuries knows that no amount of money will bring back the life they once enjoyed, nor will it take away the pain or bring back a loved one in a case of wrongful death. However, if you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, your lost wage, your loss of companionship and your pain and suffering in a court of law. In the event of catastrophic injury, you will require the services of an experienced South Carolina auto accident attorney to help, and that is where McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC comes in.
Distracted driving crashes can be so devastating, and what seems to make the aftermath even worse is that they are 100 percent preventable. When you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries caused by the negligent and reckless behavior of another driver, you may be able to take legal action against them to recover financial compensation. The experienced South Carolina auto accident attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC are here to evaluate your case and get the compensation you deserve. Call 803-327-7800 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.