Were You Hit By A Distracted Driver?

With 50 years of experience handling personal injury claims, the law firm of Holzer Edwards, Chartered, will effectively build a case pursuing the maximum award possible for damages associated with your accident caused by distracted driving.

Preparation is the key to recovering the full compensation to which you are entitled after being injured in a car accident. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our Boise distracted driving attorneys are committed to fighting for your full and fair compensation.

Idaho's Distracted Driving Laws

Idaho law provides that text messaging by drivers is banned on all roadways. This is a primary law, which means that you can be pulled over and given a ticket for texting even if you were not guilty of any other traffic violation. However, texting while driving is not considered a moving violation and an infraction will not add points to your driving record.

In addition to obeying the no texting while driving law, newly licensed novice drivers in Idaho are not allowed to use their cell phones to talk while driving. They can be ticketed for this offense even if they are using a hands-free headset.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident on Idaho roadways, law enforcement officers are required to list all distractions in the vehicle as part of the contributing circumstances element of their report.

Distracted Driving Is A Serious Problem

Distracted driving includes any behavior that causes a driver to take his or her eyes away from the road: eating, changing the radio station, putting on makeup, watching a movie on your vehicle's DVD player, disciplining children, and of course, cellphone use. It has been established that close to 30 percent of motor vehicle accidents each year are caused by use of cellphones while driving.

In an attempt to reduce accidents caused by such distracted behavior, Idaho recently adopted a no-texting-while-driving statute that went into effect on July 1, 2012. This statute makes texting while driving a citable driving offense, which is of great assistance in establishing fault in an accident — a very important part of building a strong personal injury claim for severe injuries caused. And can show your injury is from more than negligence but the other driver may be considered reckless.

Our lawyers offer comprehensive legal services designed to fully meet our clients' needs, including assistance in seeking appropriate medical care, working with your insurance company to obtain the full benefits available under your insurance policy, and pursuing damages under the negligent, distracted driver's insurance policy.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today

We will make the difference. Contact our Meridian texting while driving accident lawyers. You can also call us locally at 208-297-7373 or toll free at 888-490-0992. Conveniently located in Boise, we offer free initial consultations and are available for evening and weekend appointments and hospital visits to people throughout Idaho.