Personal Injury Law and Distracted Driving
The term “distracted driving” refers to any activity that can take away a driver’s concentration from driving. Studies have established that operating a motor vehicle demands a driver’s full attention, as it requires a nonstop brain process of interpreting data and reacting to external stimuli. Our personal injury lawyers in RI and Mass. often see the disastrous results of distracted driving.
Perhaps the number one car accident safety issue on the road today is the misuse of cell phones while driving. For more information, please visit our texting and driving page. In addition to texting and driving, distracted driving covers other unsafe activities such as eating, grooming, paying attention to passengers, manipulating the radio, etc.
In our experience as top rated personal injury lawyers, distracted driving in any form, is unsafe to all of us in our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities. For this reason, we have devoted resources to producing Public Service Announcements (“PSAs”) that focus on the dangers of distracted driving and we support community efforts to raise awareness on this important issue.
In 2010, 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
If your family has been affected by a distracted driver and have experienced personal injury, we stand ready to prosecute your case to the fullest extent possible. Delay can hurt your case. Contact us now for a free confidential consultation at 866-529-9700.