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Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys in Montana

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. Drivers who are distracted can drift into another lane or not stop in time to avoid a collision. Despite the prevalence of hands-free driving technology, distracted driving is still a huge problem.

If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, let the team at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Montana distracted driving accident lawyer has over 35 years of legal experience and a team that is focused on meeting your needs during this difficult time.

Call (406) 625-0100 to arrange a free consultation today!

What is Considered Distracted Driving?

The CDC recognizes three forms of distracted driving: visual, manual, and cognitive.

  • Visual Distractions: Anything that takes your eyes off the road is considered a visual distraction. This might include looking at an accident, turning to talk to a passenger, or using a cell phone.
  • Manual Distractions: A manual distraction is anything that causes you to remove your hands from the steering wheel, such as adjusting the radio or temperature control, or sending a text message.
  • Cognitive Distractions: Cognitive distractions are the most common and occur when your mind is taken off driving. Many things can take your attention away from the road, including other passengers, singing along to the radio, or talking on the phone (even when using hands-free calling).

Any one of these distractions can lead to a serious accident. If you are the victim of a distracted driving accident in Montana, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries. Turn to our experienced team at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for dedicated representation in all types of car accidents.

Is Cellphone Use While Driving Illegal in Montana?

Montana is the only state in the U.S. that has not passed a state-wide ban on the use of mobile devices while driving. However, some individual cities and counties have recognized the danger of this type of distracted driving and have passed their own laws against cell phone use while driving.

It is illegal to use a cell phone while driving in the following Montana cities and counties:

  • Whitefish
  • Columbia Falls
  • Missoula
  • Hamilton
  • Anaconda/Deer Lodge
  • Butte/Silver Bow
  • Bozeman
  • Helena
  • Great Falls
  • Havre
  • Billings
  • Fort Peck Reservation
  • Baker

It is important to note that something doesn’t have to be illegal for it to be considered negligent. The dangers of cell phone use while driving have been well-documented throughout the country. A distracted driver can and should be viewed as at fault for any collision they are involved in.

Contact Our Distracted Driving Lawyers Today!

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, our team can help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve. We can utilize our extensive experience and resources to collect all necessary evidence to prove your case and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. Don’t be tempted to handle your claim on your own! Insurance companies rarely have a claimant’s best interests at heart. Instead, choose a firm that is dedicated to providing the quality representation you deserve.

Call (406) 625-0100 today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with our team!