Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Experienced Personal Injury Accident Attorneys Helping Injured Clients in Allegheny County and Throughout Western PA
Distracted driving has always caused car accidents. However, the ever-increasing use of cell phones has created an epidemic of crashes, injuries, and deaths. Texting is particularly dangerous, so much so that Pennsylvania, like many other states, has instituted a ban on texting while driving. In recent years, the state has enacted enhanced penalties found to have caused serious injury death while texting and driving.
Call Goodrich And Geist After A Serious Accident
Despite the laws, injuries, and fatalities caused by texting while driving continues to occur. If you were injured or a loved one died in a distracted driving accident in the Pittsburgh area, it is important to learn about your legal options. You may be eligible for compensation. Call the law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., at 412 766-1455 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
Attorneys Who Care – We Donate a Portion of Our Fees
Distracted driving is a serious matter for the lawyers at our law firm. We donate a portion of our fees from distracted driving cases to an organization dedicated to stopping texting while driving, End Distracted Driving (endd.org). This organization develops informational videos and makes presentations to schools, workplaces, and community groups. It has reached hundreds of thousands of drivers.
Distracted Driving: More Than Texting
Unfortunately, texting is not the only cause of distracted driving. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, drivers who exhibit the behaviors listed below are also at increased risk for accidents, injury, and death. These are:
- Eating, drinking, and smoking: The require you to take your hands off the wheel and your eyes off the road, increasing the likelihood of a crash
- Tuning the radio, cassette or CD player
- Dialing or talking on a cellphone or smartphone
- Interacting with other passengers: This is a serious problem with teen drivers.
- Statistics show that novice drivers who drive with friends in the car are more likely to have an accident than when driving alone or with adults
- Looking for something in the car while driving it
- Reading and writing
- Applying makeup, combing hair or shaving
- Rubbernecking when passing a crash scene or looking at other people or events on the side of the road
In short, almost anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, even for a second, could be distracted driving. It may make that driver liable for the accident and injuries.
Call The Lawyers Who Work Hard To Get Maximum Compensation
We enjoy the challenges of complex cases and are not afraid to try new legal strategies in pursuit of better outcomes. To learn how we can help you after a crash caused by distracted driving, call the Pittsburgh office of Goodrich & Geist, P.C.. Telephone 412-766-1455 or contact us online.