Distracted Driving Accidents
When cell phones first became a part of all our lives, there weren’t as many features as there are today. A cell phone could be used to talk or text, and that’s pretty much it. Over the years, more and more features have been added. This has caused cell phones to be an extension of ourselves. We don’t leave home without it. The fact that we have become dependent on our cell phones has come with one big price: Distracted Driving.What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted Driving is when someone isn’t paying attention to what they’re doing. There are many things in life that you can do while you’re distracted, but driving is not one of them. Driving is not like having a tv show on in the background while you’re doing chores. It’s something that needs your undivided attention, because if you become distracted, someone might get hurt.Distracted Driving vs. Texting and Driving
Though many people still refer to distracted driving as texting, it’s more likely that distracted driving involves something other than texting. There are countless ways that a driver can be distracted by a phone. Whether it's checking email, browsing pictures on Instagram, or even trying to make a phone call, using a cell phone makes the roads more dangerous. But, distracted driving isn’t only limited to using a cell phone. There are many things in a car that can keep a driver distracted from what’s happening on the road. The distraction could be anything from a sandwich to a radio to a passenger in the back seat.Distracted Driving is Not Just Young People
There are many people who are more susceptible to being distracted than others. For example, there are many laws designed to prevent teenage drivers and young adult drivers from becoming distracted. This is in part because they are inexperienced, and have not been driving for very long. On the other hand, experienced drivers can become complacent, being overly confident in what they are doing. That can also make them a danger on the road when they take a call or send a text from behind the wheel.Distracted Driving Can Cause Serious Injuries
Unfortunately, distracted drivers are more likely to get into an accident than those who pay close attention to the road. These injuries caused by distracted driving are sometimes the most serious. It’s not uncommon for someone driving distracted to not even try to avoid the collision. When these drivers are too busy looking at their phones to take evasive action, the results can be life-changing.Lowell, Massachusetts Distracted Driving Attorneys
At Marcotte Law Firm, we have years of experience reporting those who are injured because of distracted driving. This includes many different types of distracted Driving:
We leave no stone unturned in trying to show not only whether the person was distracted, but also what was distracting them. Then, we take those facts and hire experts to describe the distraction and explain why it was so dangerous.
If you are the victim of someone who was driving distracted, call us at (978) 458-1229 or contact us. We will help you obtain the compensation you deserve.