Philadelphia Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Distracted driving has made many debuts in headlines in recent years across the country, as the increased use of smartphones has drawn drivers’ attention away from the road in deadly ways. Although many states, including Pennsylvania, have implemented strict laws to cut down on distracted driving, distractions can still catch a driver’s attention at any moment – resulting in a severe collision.
Statistics have found that taking your eyes off of the road even for two seconds can result in an accident, and sending a text can cause a motorist to take their eyes off of the road for upwards of 4.6 seconds. Despite all of the media attention that has been used to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving, there are many other forms of distracted driving that can draw a motorist’s attention.
Never before in the history of the United States have there been more accidents, deaths, and injuries from distracted driving than in recent years. A driver who drives distracted poses a serious danger to every one of us on the road. Whether it is the result of someone on their cell phone talking or texting, or of using their vehicle’s on-dash computer, there are so many more distracting traps which drivers face, and which are truly dangerous. If you or a loved one have been injured as the consequence of a distracted driver, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for all your injury needs. The consultation is free.
Here Are Some of the Newest Ways that Drivers Can Be Distracted:
- Talking on the phone (including hands-free talking)
- Smartphone operation
- Eating while driving
- Using the vehicle’s computer
- Radio play
- Children in the vehicle
- Drinking alcohol and then driving
- Using controlled substances and then driving
Under many state’s laws, and especially in Pennsylvania, there are harsh punishments for accidents which cause Injury while doing any of the above. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. our lawyers and staff know how to work with defendants who violate the public trust, and cause injury to those on the road while Driving Distracted. Our investigation always includes cell phone discovery as well as social media activity at the time of the accident. The consultation is free, and our guarantee is always in place: No recovery, no fee or cost to you.
Distracted Driving also leads to disputes over who is responsible. Most, if not all drivers, who are on their cell phone, texting, or otherwise not paying attention will never admit responsibility unless there is an independent witness who can attest to it. Therefore, it is often the case that a driver is sitting behind the wheel in traffic, starts texting, perceives that traffic is moving forward, and then looks up at the last second, only to see that the vehicle is stopped in front of him or her. The next thing you, as the victim, will hear is that you “suddenly” decided to brake for no reason. In reality, the reason that the distracted driver believes this is because he or she didn’t have his or her eye on the road, and so the braking of cars looked like a surprise to him or her. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our car accident lawyers know how to deal with this lack of accountability. We discover the truth, and use it to our client’s advantage. To find out if you may have a case against a possibly Distracted Driver, call our office for a free initial consultation.
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia auto accident lawyer Greg Prosmushkin.