Distracted Driving Accident in Philadelphia
Distracted driving has made many debuts in headlines in recent years across the country, as the increased use of smartphones has drawn drivers’ attention away from the road in deadly ways. Although many states, including Pennsylvania, have implemented strict laws to cut down on distracted driving, distractions can still catch a driver’s attention at any moment – resulting in a severe collision.
Statistics have found that taking your eyes off the road even for two seconds can result in an accident, and sending a text can cause a motorist to take their eyes off the road for upwards of 4.6 seconds. Despite the media attention that has been used to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving, many other forms of distracted driving can draw a motorist’s attention.
Never before in the history of the United States have there been more accidents, deaths, and injuries from Distracted Driving than in recent years. A driver who drives distracted poses a danger to every one of us on the road.
Whether it is the result of someone on their cell phone talking or texting or using their vehicle’s on-dash computer, there are so many more distracting traps that drivers face that is truly dangerous. If you or a loved one have been injured as the consequence of a Distracted Driver, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for all your injury needs. The consultation is free.
Here Are Some of the Newest Ways that Drivers Can Be Distracted:
- Talking on the phone (including hands-free talking)
- Smartphone operation
- Eating while driving
- Using the vehicle’s computer
- Radio play
- Children in the vehicle
- Drinking alcohol and then driving
- Using controlled substances and then driving
Under many state laws, especially in Pennsylvania, there are harsh punishments for accidents that cause injury while doing any of the above. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers, and staff know how to work with defendants who violate the public trust and cause injury to those on the road while Driving Distracted. Our investigation always includes cell phone discovery and social media activity at the time of the accident. The consultation is free, and our guarantee is always in place: No recovery, fee, or cost to you.
Distracted Driving also leads to disputes over who is responsible. Most, if not all, drivers who are on their cell phones, texting, or otherwise not paying attention will never admit responsibility unless an independent witness attests to it. Therefore, it is often the case that a driver is sitting behind the wheel in traffic, starts texting, perceives that traffic is moving forward, and then looks up at the last second, only to see that the vehicle is stopped in front of him or her.
The next thing you, as the victim, will hear is that you “suddenly” decided to brake for no reason. In reality, the Distracted Driver believes this because he or she doesn’t have his or her eye on the road, so the braking of cars looks like a surprise to him or her. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers know how to deal with this lack of accountability. We discover the truth and use it to our client’s advantage.