Boston Cell Phone Car Accident Attorneys
Distracted driving has become a leading cause of serious and fatal car accidents in the United States. In late 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first recommended a nationwide ban on cell phone use and text messaging while behind the wheel.
The Boston car accident attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group work with accident victims throughout Massachusetts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports more than 3,000 people are killed in distracted driving accidents each year. Many of those involve drivers who were talking or texting on a cell phone while behind the wheel. A thorough review of the causes of your accident can help get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Federal law already makes it illegal for truck and bus drivers to text while driving. And Massachusetts law prohibits drivers from texting; those under the age of 18 are also forbidden from using a cell phone while behind the wheel.
Boston Distracted Driving Accidents and the Law
However, Boston law enforcement officers continue to struggle with enforcement; it’s often difficult to tell whether an adult is texting (illegal) or dialing the phone (legal).
Make no mistake about it, using a cell phone while driving is a careless, negligent, dangerous behavior that significantly increases your risk of an accident. Teens are among the most likely offenders. But far too many adults are guilty of taking their eyes and their mind off the road. No phone call or text is worth a life. Government statistics show that more than 1 in 10 motorists are on the phone at any given point in time.
And the annual survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety continues to show far too many Americans take a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do approach to cell phone use while behind the wheel.
- Two-thirds of drivers admit to talking on the cell phone while driving in the last month.
- One-third admitted to using a cell phone regularly while behind the wheel.
- Most view texting and driving as a serious safety threat. 1 in 4 drivers admit to texting while behind the wheel.
- Two-thirds of drivers support tough hand-held cell phone laws. And there is strong support for laws against texting while driving. However, about half still oppose an outright ban on cell phone use while behind the wheel.
A driver’s cell phone use in the moments before a crash is a legitimate area of inquiry for a Massachusetts car accident attorney. Distracted driving is a leading cause of serious and fatal accidents. And a distracted driver is a negligent and irresponsible driver. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we look at all aspects of an accident as we work to build your case for the negotiating room … and the courtroom.
If your family is dealing with a Massachusetts car accident involving a distracted driver, contact the Boston personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.