Massachusetts Distracted Driving Car Accidents
Our Boston Lawyers Have Recovered Millions of Dollars in Compensation for Car Accident VictimsDistracted driving is a serious problem plaguing the roadways, causing thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Distracted driving is any activity that takes a driver's focus away from the road, including cell phone use, eating, drinking, reading and grooming. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you should contact an experienced Boston car accident lawyer and learn your rights.
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Cell phone use by drivers causes more than 1.6 million car crashes across the country each year, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Massachusetts has banned texting while driving since 2010. State lawmakers have considered legislation to ban handheld cell phones but allow hands-free technology. Legislation was approved by the state Senate in 2016 and again in 2017. But so far, no action from the state House of Representatives.
As Distracted Driving Rises, So Do Motor Vehicle Accidents
Distracted Driving Deaths in Massachusetts
Massachusetts banned texting while driving in 2010, but many drivers are violating the law. Police issued more than 18,000 tickets between October 2010 and April 2016, according to a Boston Globe analysis - and this is a law which has been criticized for being hard to enforce. From 2010 to 2013, at least 180 people died in distracted driving crashes in Massachusetts.
What to Do If You Have Been InjuredDrivers who use cell phones or engage in other distracted driving behaviors and cause injury are operating with negligence. If you have been injured in a car or truck accident caused by distracted driving, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.
Free Legal ConsultationIf you have been injured, contact an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer to learn your rights. Do not delay; Massachusetts has a Statute of Limitations which restricts how long you can file a lawsuit.
The car accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck have over 100 years combined experience successfully handling injury cases. Contact us at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.