How To Hold A Distracted Driver Accountable

Were you injured in an accident in the Philadelphia area and believe that distracted driving was a contributing factor? If so, it is vital to speak with an attorney who understands how to use that fact to maximize the compensation you receive in a personal injury claim.

Lauren Levin Geary and her knowledgeable staff provide clients with the aggressive representation and empathetic counseling they need when they have suffered injuries in an auto accident. We use our extensive understanding of injury law to build powerful cases that get favorable results.

For a free consultation, call the law office of Lauren Levin Geary at 215-656-4050.

Increasing Cellphone Use Behind The Wheel

The rise of cellphones and other mobile devices has led to a rapid increase in the number of accidents associated with distracted driving:

  • Approximately 15 percent of all injury crashes involve drivers distracted at the time of the crash.
  • In 2017, on average 781 billion texts were sent each month. A typical person sends approximately 550 messages via text or Facebook messenger each month.
  • Nearly 10 percent of all drivers on the road in the United States are talking on their cellphones at any given point (during daylight hours), according to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Even though public service campaigns have targeted distracted driving, many drivers do not believe their cellphone use will cause an accident until it is too late.

The Many Types Of Distractions That Cause Accidents

Distracted driving is not limited to talking on a cellphone, messaging on Facebook, entering an address in a maps app or texting while driving. It can also include:

  • Eating on the go
  • Talking to passengers
  • Tending to children in the back seat
  • Changing radio stations
  • Applying makeup or brushing hair
  • Shaving during a commute

If you have reason to believe that any type of distraction played a role in your accident, ask questions and contact a lawyer. Few drivers will readily admit to driving while distracted, so an investigation may be required to uncover causation.

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