Driving Distracted Now a Cause of Car Accidents
Technology advances have produced remarkably sophisticated cell phones. That, together with social media, has resulted in many drivers talking on cell phones while driving; texting while driving; and reading emails while driving. Phone use while driving can now result in a car accident because the driver takes his or her attention off the road, and engages in distracted driving. There are now public safety campaigns to educate drivers, particular young drivers, about the dangers, such as http://www.enddd.org/.
Maryland Law Prohibits Cell Phone Use While Driving
A recent law enacted in Maryland prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving, including texting while driving and cell phone use while driving. There is an exception if the driver is using a hands free device, or making an emergency 911 call.
Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving
If you or a loved one has been injured in a texting while driving accident, or a car crash caused by phone use while driving, a car accident attorney experienced distracted driving accidents can help.
Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated car accident lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience. As you can see by his background, Mr. Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled distracted driving accident cases, including texting accidents and cell use while driving car accidents, for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.
In one case successfully handled by Mr. Smith, a driver ran a red light, swerved to avoid another vehicle, ran up onto the median, and struck a pedestrian lawfully standing in the crosswalk. The pedestrian was catapulted into the air, landing on the road. She sustained traumatic injuries, including facial fractures; leg fractures; and other serious injuries. The investigating police officer was unable to determine why the accident happened. Mr. Smith sued the driver and questioned her in a deposition, where she admitted being on her cell phone at the time of the accident. Her insurance company paid the entire policy limits.
Top-Rated Columbia Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in distracted driving car crashes and other cases — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.
Howard County Driving Distracted Car Accident Attorney
If a car accident caused by a driver’s texting while driving, or cell phone use while driving, has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member in Howard County, or the surrounding area, you need an experienced car accident lawyer and wrongful death attorney. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragedy, and help you obtain justice and closure.