One of the most serious epidemics on our roads and highways is the phenomenon of distracted driving. According to distraction.gov, the informational website set up by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to educate drivers on the phenomenon, the situation is dire. A few statistics point to the seriousness:
- 10 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash
- Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times
If you or a loved one suffered an auto accident injury because of someone driving distracted, it is important that you are afforded all needed resources to heal and recover and that accountability is bolstered on our roads and highways.
We will bring the approach that has recovered millions of dollars for clients in our decades of experience to help you obtain the damages and accountability for accidents involving:
- Using a cellphone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
As necessary, we can subpoena cellphone data logs and reach out to accident reconstruction professionals and other experts to fully build your case. We encourage you to take decisive action and schedule a meeting with our attorneys.
To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Erie County lawyers, call 877-505-9548 or email the law firm.