'Texting While Driving' Car Accidents Are on the Rise
Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that drivers talking on the phone are as likely to cause an accident as a driver with a .08 blood alcohol content. The same study showed that distracted drivers are four times as likely to cause a car accident as other motorists are.
Massachusetts is close to passing a law prohibiting some or all use of mobile devices while driving. Even if Massachusetts does not have a distracted driver law, it is important to investigate after a car accident to find out if the other driver was texting or talking on a cell phone when the accident happened. Cell phone records and witness statements can help uncover the truth of what caused the car accident.
Why is it important to learn if anyone involved in the accident was using a cell phone when the accident happened? Cell phone use while driving is clearly negligent behavior. Other negligent, distracted driver behaviors include driver fatigue, driving while eating and driving while applying make-up. Such clear proof of negligence can make it easier to get a fair settlement from the insurance companies.
Massachusetts Car Accident Attorneys With Offices in Andover and Newton
At the Law Firm of Connell & Foresta, we have significant experience representing individuals injured in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. We are a small law firm where every client gets direct service from a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. At Connell & Foresta, we will explain your legal rights in clear terms and describe exactly how we can help with your insurance claim.
We do not believe in rushing to settlement. Instead, we believe in gathering all information necessary to negotiate successfully for a fair settlement.
Learn more about our law firm and our legal services. Contact our Massachusetts personal injury law firm to schedule a free initial consultation at our Andover or Newton office. We do not charge legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.