Pennsylvania law bans text messaging while operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, many drivers continue to send text messages or otherwise "multitask" while driving, which is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents. If you believe the other driver was texting and driving or preoccupied and distracted and caused an accident, you should speak with a Schuylkill County personal injury lawyer.
At The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., we are all too familiar with the aftermath of distracted driving. We help car accident victims in Schuylkill County, Northumberland County, Carbon County, and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania recover compensation for their losses and hardships from these preventable accidents.
Driving requires two hands and full concentration and anything that diverts the driver's attention from the road greatly increases the risk of an accident. Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving because it diverts the eyes, the hands, and the driver's brain.
In fact, studies have shown that reaction times of texting drivers are as slow as drunk drivers. Delayed braking or swerving often translates to greater injuries in a collision. If we can prove that the driver involved in the accident was texting, that driver may be held liable for your serious injuries.
Other forms of distracted driving that can be used to hold that driver accountable for a resulting accident:
If you suspect the other driver was texting while driving or otherwise distracted, our Schuylkill County injury lawyer can promptly investigate and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We offer free consultations and there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation.
To make an appointment, contact us now at (888) 268-0023.