When a driver takes his or her attention away from the road, he or she places himself or herself at risk for causing serious accidents. With the rise of cellphone use in cars, the instances of distracted driving accident have also risen. If you have been involved in texting accident, an accident where another driver was using a cellphone while driving or was otherwise distracted in the vehicle, it is important that you get help from an experienced attorney who can protect your rights.At Herr & Low, P.C., in Lancaster, our motor vehicle accident lawyers use more than 30 years of experience when handling cases involving serious car accident and texting accident injuries. Whether you have suffered broken bones, a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or wrongful death of a loved one, our firm is aggressive in its pursuit of compensation for your losses.
Technology Behind The Wheel And Texting Accidents
Even though there are thousands of instances where people have been killed while they were texting while driving or hit by someone who is, texting while driving still is an epidemic across our country. It is important that texting while driving drivers be held responsible for their negligent actions.
Cellphones are not the only piece of technology that people are using while driving. Many people are using their phones to listen to music, using iPads to conduct other business or using GPS devices to find their way. These types of technology can also be the cause of a driver taking his or her eyes off the road and causing a devastating accident.
Other Types Of Distractions
Long before cellphones and texting while driving, drivers still had distractions to deal with and distracted driving accidents occurred. Drivers can become distracted for any number of reasons, including:
- Kids or other people in the car
- Eating while driving
- Putting on makeup while driving
- Reading while driving
If your accident was caused by another driver who was distracted behind the wheel, you have rights. Talk with us about how to file a claim for compensation related to the losses sustained due to another motorist’s negligence and reckless driving.