Schuylkill County Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Auto Accidents Caused by Texting & Driving
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 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.
Injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver? Call (888) 268-0023!
The Dangers of Texting While Driving
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 mental attention.
Other forms of distracted driving include:
- Talking on a hand-held cellphone
- Reading a map or GPS
- Turning to talk to passengers
- Applying makeup or shaving
- Reaching for objects on the floor or back seat
- Pets riding on the dashboard or the front seat
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.
Contact a Schuylkill County Texting Accident Lawyer
If you suspect the other driver was texting while driving or otherwise distracted, we can promptly investigate and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We offer free consultations and there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation.