Helping Victims Of Distracted Driving Accidents Pursue Compensation
According to the Accident Research Centre at Monash University, drivers who use hand-held devices such as cellphones are four times as likely to get in an accident. When these drivers are in accidents, it can lead to serious injuries and fatalities for others on the road.
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If a distracted driver caused you accident, the attorneys at Harris & Associates, P.C., can provide you with the skilled advocacy and responsive representation you need. Attorneys Brian Harris and Dwight Valentine each have more than 25 years of experience handling distracted driving cases. Contact a personal injury lawyer at our Boston office to learn more about your options.
Accidents Caused By Cellphone Use And Other Distractions
With the increasing use of cellphones, we have seen a rise in the number of distracted driving accidents. When a driver is talking on the phone, sending a text message or reading an email, his or her full attention is not on the road. This can lead to a delayed reaction time, swerving, erratic driving and other negligent acts behind the wheel.
Cellphones are not the only distraction for drivers on the road, however. A driver can lose sight of the road as a result of:
- Eating, drinking, shaving or putting on makeup while driving
- Changing music on the radio, CD or MP3 player
- Adjusting the GPS, the temperature or other vehicle setting
- Turning to talk to a person in the backseat
- Reaching to get an object on the floor or in the passenger seat
With these cases, investigation is key to the success of your case. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident to show that the negligent driver was texting while driving, talking on the phone or was otherwise distracted.
We have helped clients injured in these types of accidents on roads, highways and intersections throughout eastern Massachusetts. In addition to Boston, we have helped injured clients secure compensation in Brockton, Cambridge, Lowell, Lawrence, Taunton, Plymouth and Worcester.
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If you were injured in an accident in the Boston area, contact us online. We offer free initial consultations, and we can help you pursue the compensation you need, including medical expenses, lost wages and damages for your pain and suffering.