Distracted driving can lead to fatal accidents. As technology advances further into the 21st century, so does the potential for distractions on the road. Whether a driver was texting or otherwise distracted for nontechnological reasons, these moments of losing focus on the road can quickly become a nightmare for all who are involved.
Our team at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, P.C. can help you pursue maximum compensation when a distracted driver has caused your accident. We provide extensive car accident services for clients throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our highly rated attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and, and we know how to handle insurance companies. We will persistently work to get you what you deserve.
Light On State Laws, But Heavy In Potential Damages
Pennsylvania considers it a primary offense for drivers to use wireless phones, smartphones, computers and other Interactive Wireless Communication Devices while their vehicle is in motion. The law enforces a $50 fine on the offender, but the offense carries no additional penalty. What’s more, there are no state laws prohibiting making or receiving phone calls while operating a vehicle.
In 2018, over 2,800 deaths on United States roads were connected to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
These actions have the potential to cause permanent damages for the victim of a distracted driving accident. Some victims may never fully recover. They may be in and out of physical therapy, and they may even lose long-term income. That is where we come in. It is the driver’s responsibility to see that they keep distractions minimal and perform such actions only when it is safe to do so. Our lawyers will seek recompense for those who are harmed by another driver’s negligence.
Examining The Evidence And Pursuing Your Compensation
Drivers often do not consider the weight of distraction until it is too late. They make excuses, justify their behavior and before they know it, they have injured or killed another person. In our years advocating for the injured, we find that motorists are often distracted by:
- Texting and phone calls
- Playing games on their phones
- Adjusting their radio or climate controls
- Eating or drinking
- Smoking cigarettes
- Reaching for items on the floor or in the back
- Outside persons or children in the vehicle
Do not take your initial offer from an insurance company without first consulting an attorney. We can help you claim damage recovery either through a lawsuit or through a fair insurance settlement. Compensation often covers such losses as pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages from missing present and future work.
Start Building Your Case With A Free Consultation
Obtaining what you need for full recovery may be a great challenge. Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, P.C. is here to fight for you in every capacity. Connect with our office in New Castle for a free initial consultation. Call us at 724-761-2094 or send us an email to set up an appointment.