Texting, Talking And Other Types Of Distracted Driving
We live in a time when people are always tempted to multitask. Unfortunately, many people don’t shut off that desire for constant input — even when they’re driving. People take pictures out their car windows, post status updates at rights, search for alternate routes on their GPS during rush hour and respond to text messages while they’re driving.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident because another driver was texting while driving, it’s important to work with a lawyer who can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
When you contact me — Richard Connors, Attorney at Law — I can build a strong personal injury case. I use my decades of legal experience to educate people in Lynn and throughout Essex County about their legal rights and options.
Is It Ever Safe To Text And Drive?
Anything that takes a driver’s eyes or attention off the road is a distraction. Examples of distracted driving include:
- Eating or drinking
- Fixing hair or makeup
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Using a GPS, even if it is attached to the dash or windshield
- Talking on the phone, even when using a hands-free device
- Sending or reading text messages
- Surfing the Internet
In Massachusetts, it is illegal to text while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many people still check their phones frequently while driving. If a distracted driver hit you, I can help obtain a fair financial settlement. Contact me online or call 781-593-4146 to learn more about the legal help I provide.