According to the Massachusetts Safe Driving Act of 2010, individuals operating a motor vehicle are not permitted to text while driving. In fact, drivers who are below the age of 18 are completely prohibited from using their phones while driving.
Numerous studies have shown how cell phone use and particularly texting and driving can significantly increase the chances of getting into an accident. Out of all motor vehicle collisions at least 20% of them are caused by distracted drivers and when it comes to fatal car crashes, 16% are the result of cell phone use.
With such a high percentage of traffic collisions involving a driver who was texting at the time, you might be wondering how the act is so dangerous. Our legal team has taken all aspects of the unlawful act into consideration and have concluded, along with so many other professionals, that texting and driving is an obvious hazard because it involves three different forms of distraction, including:
When a negligent driver engages in just one form of distraction, the odds of reckless driving and car accidents increases significantly. It is only logical to conclude, then, that an activity that is distracting in three forms is all the more dangerous.
Here at the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. we have many car accident victims come in and tell us that the other driver was texting at the time of their accident. We believe it is our job to help you prove their fault and liability in the case so that you are fully compensated for any injuries or damages. The other driver usually does not openly confess that they were texting and driving because of the possible consequences, but our legal team can help find other facts to help determine fault.
If you can’t prove the texting driver was at fault, you may have to pay for the consequences out of your own pocket, such as:
Our firm has had success when analyze all details of the accident and subpoena cell phone records to show that they were on a call or texting at the exact time of the collision. We also like to utilize witness testimony in order to prove fault in these types of accidents. Many times the police will choose to confiscate the phone as evidence as they conduct their investigation.
Our Worcester car accident attorneys here at the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. have assisted countless car crash victims in recovering fair compensation. Whether the other driver was eating, drinking, texting, or talking on the phone, we can help you prove that their distracted driving is what led to the accident itself. This makes them responsible for any injuries that were sustained as a result. Let us help enforce the Massachusetts Safe Driving Act as we assist you with your texting and driving accident claim.
Our lawyers will review your case for free, so call us today to get started on your case!