Cell phones are extremely common these days and driving while talking on a cell phone is almost as common. As more and more people purchase cell phones, the risk of being involved in an accident with someone distracted by their phone is increasing. Distracted drivers using cell phones, eating, putting on makeup, changing the radio station or disciplining children while driving, have become a major reason for accidents in America. Some states are even passing legislation to ban the use of cell phones while driving. Cars with satellite navigation devices, cell phone jacks, and even DVD players are pulling the driver’s attention away from the road.
It is likely that more and more accidents will result from an increasing number of distracted drivers on our roads. Some studies compare the effects of using a cell phone to driving drunk. This distraction slows the response time and can have very dangerous results. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another driver’s cell phone distraction, contact us today to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.