Distracted Driving (Talking on Cell, Smartphone Use) Car Accidents
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Distracted driving is negligent driving and results in many serious injuries and even deaths each year in Boston, Massachusetts. All drivers have a legal duty to pay full attention to the road whenever they are behind the wheel, which includes not texting while driving. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a distracted driver, the distracted driving lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. may be able to help.Experienced Advocates Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable For Their Actions
With offices conveniently located in Boston, Quincy, and Cambridge, our experienced personal injury attorneys possess both the legal knowledge and courtroom skills necessary to build a convincing case on your behalf. Since our firm opened its doors in 1989, we have offered injured clients in all situations the personal attention and individualized advice that they need during this difficult time in their lives. Today, we draw on our many decades of experience to produce the proven results that have helped thousands of our clients recover from distracted driving accidents and hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.
If you have been hit by a distracted driver, call our offices today at 617-225-2100 for a free consultation.Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is driving while engaging in any activity that could potentially take the driver’s full attention off of the road and interferes with the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Distracted driving can be caused by many factors which include: talking to passengers in the car, loading music or changing channels on the roadio, using in-vehicle information systems, applying makeup, and eating or drinking while driving. One of the leading causes of driver distraction, however, is cellphone and smartphone use while driving.
According to the National Safety Council, a staggering 1.6 million car accidents each year are attributed to cellphone use, including talking and texting while driving. In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that distracted driving resulted in injuries to more than 380,000 people and led to more than 3,000 fatalities. The American Automobile Association, AAA, estimates that distraction contributes to 16% of all deadly crashes. These statistics are alarming given an estimated 9 out of 10 American adults own a mobile phone.Massachusetts Safe Driving Law
In Massachusetts, texting while driving is strictly prohibited for drivers of all ages. The Safe Driving Law became effective in Massachusetts on September 30, 2010. Drivers are now not permitted to use the internet and send, type or read any electronic messages while operating a motor vehicle in Massachusetts. The law is more restrictive for certain types of drivers. M.G.L. ch. 90 § 8M bans all cell phone use by a junior operators under the age of 19 while driving.Victims of Distracted Driving Attorneys Deserve Compensation
Distracted driving accidents can result in a wide range of catastrophic injuries, all of which can change your life forever. Those who are injured by the negligence of a distracted driver in Massachusetts can file a personal injury lawsuit and recover compensation from a distracted driver for their lost wages, medical expenses and many other damages.
During our decades of practicing injury law, the knowledgeable lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have helped injured parties and those who have lost loved ones to recover compensation for injuries such as:
- Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Broken bones
- Large lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Serious burns
Achieving success in claims involving a distracted driver can be difficult without the help of an attorney who understands injury law and the science behind proving a driver was distracted. If you think distracted driving played any role in your car accident, it is imperative to contact us before talking to an insurance company, where you risk damaging your recovery and compensation efforts.
At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., our skilled distracted driving attorneys will work aggressively to protect your right and to help you recover fair compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free legal consultation at 617-225-2100.