Recovering Compensation For A Car Accident Caused By Cellphone Use
Although drivers understand the dangers associated with driving and cellphone use, most have a hard time ignoring their device when they get behind the wheel. When they choose to text or talk while driving, they make a choice that can put your life at risk. Their recklessness can lead to a severe or fatal car accident.
At Lipton Law, our car accident lawyers can help you and your family obtain compensation for losses and damages resulting from a distracted driving collision. Our Southfield firm was founded in 1964 and is led by a female attorney with over two decades of legal experience. Drawing on extensive personal injury experience, our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers knows how to get positive results in difficult situations.
Cellphones and Distracted Driving
Cellphone use while driving is a serious form of distracted driving that causes thousands of motor vehicle accidents. Cellphone use while driving is dangerous because it visually, manually and cognitively distracts drivers. And the statistics don’t paint a pretty picture:
- 660,000 drivers use electronic devices while driving during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- 391,000 people were injured by distracted driving in 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available.
- 3,477 people were killed by distracted driving in 2015.
In Michigan, a primary texting ban permits law enforcement officers to stop and cite a motorist for texting while driving. However, there is no ban that stops drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving, nor is there a ban exclusively for young drivers or bus drivers.
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
It only takes a second for a driver to become distracted for a serious or fatal crash to occur. Unfortunately, the risks of a motor vehicle accident occurring are high enough without cellphone use factored in. Sadly, there is only so much that even the most experienced driver can do to avoid an accident caused by a driver using a cellphone.
People who suffer injury and the family members of those killed in motor vehicle accidents have legal rights and possible options for holding negligent parties accountable. To learn more about how Lipton Law can help you receive the compensation you deserve, contact us online or call 248-557-1688 today for a free consultation.