Distracted Driving Accidents in New Jersey
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,000 people are killed and more than 400,000 people are injured each year in car accidents caused by distracted driving. Drivers who are engaged in any activity that prevents them from focusing on the road are at risk for causing an accident and are liable for any injuries resulting from their negligence. It is the responsibility of every driver to pay attention to the road and avoid distractions that impair his or her ability to drive safely.
Distracted Driving Categories
- Visual distractions in which a driver looks away from the road
- Manual distractions where the driver takes his/her hands off the wheel
- Cognitive distractions when a driver’s mental focus is on something other than driving
Common Distracted Driving Behaviors
- Adjusting the radio
- Putting on make-up
- Talking on a cell phone
- Talking to passengers
- Using a GPS or navigation system
Despite laws and awareness programs intended to eliminate distracted driving, one in every five car crashes is caused by a distracted driver. Drivers who are texting while driving or performing any action that takes their attention off the road are putting other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk for personal injury or wrongful death.
Victims of distracted driving accidents have the right to seek compensation for their injuries from the driver responsible for the accident. Injuries from car crashes can result in medical bills and expenses, disability, lost wages, decreased earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving car accident, DiTomaso Law can help you recover damages resulting from the accident.
Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Successfully Pursue Awards for Distracted Driving Accident Victims
Contact our Cherry Hill personal injury lawyers at DiTomaso Law before discussing your case with an insurance company. Insurance companies seek to settle accident claims by offering inadequate compensation. Our car accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully pursue a distracted driving case and get you the maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses.
The legal team at DiTomaso Law have a proven track record of obtaining large settlement and verdict awards for our clients. Contact us online or call DiTomaso Law at 856-414-0010 to schedule your free legal consultation with a reputable Cherry Hill car accident lawyer. Our offices are located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania allowing us to serve clients throughout Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.