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The Right Lawyer for Distracted Driving Accidents in Slidell

Louisiana has been ranked second in the nation for prevalence of distracted driving accidents. Hundreds of people in the St. Tammany Parish area alone are involved in these types of accidents each year, leaving the drivers, passengers and families of victims struggling to recover.

You do not have to fight alone. The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. provides the aggressive representation you need to recover the compensation to which you may be entitled.

What the Law Says about Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not just a bad idea—it’s illegal. Louisiana laws ban distracted driving resulting from cell phone use. You can get pulled over simply for using your cell phone if:

  • You are a novice driver (under the age of 18)
  • You have a learner’s permit or intermediate license at any age
  • Drive a public transportation vehicle

Unfortunately, Louisiana laws do not address other common causes of distracted driving, such as:

  • Adjusting vehicle instrumentation
  • Using a navigation system
  • Eating
  • Daydreaming
  • Personal grooming

However, the absence of a law banning these activities does not mean that victims have to bear the financial burden of recovering from accidents resulting from them.

What You Need to Know about Distracted Driving-Related Personal Injury Cases

Victims of all types of distracted driving accidents have the right to pursue justice and compensation for damages. But to ensure the best outcome, you need an experienced car accident lawyer who knows:

  • How to properly calculate the value of your claim
  • How to protect other benefits from being affected by the awarding of your claim
  • How to aggressively fight to get you justice

And because most personal injury-related cases have a one-year statute of limitations in Louisiana, you need a car accident lawyer who works fast.

The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. has more than 45 years of experience with all types of personal injury cases. We can help you pursue recovery from a distracted driving accident in the Slidell area, even if the distraction was not one codified by Louisiana law. Contact us for a free initial case consultation.

Call 985-641-5570 to pursue justice after a distracted driving accident.