If you were injured by a distracted driver in Pennsylvania, the Wilkes-Barre personal injury lawyers at Comitz Law Firm, LLC can assist you. Although most distracted drivers don’t intend to harm other drivers, they are still responsible for the property damage and injuries that result from their negligence.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2010, more than 3,000 people were killed in car crashes involving a distracted driver, and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers*. In Pennsylvania, over 13,000 car accidents resulted from distracted drivers, of which 65 were fatal.**
What Causes Driver Distractions?
Personal injury resulting from distracted driving commonly results from one or more of the following distractions:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Talking or arguing with passengers
- Trying to retrieve objects
- Reading paperwork or following maps
- Using a GPS navigation system
- Adjusting a car stereo
Text messaging is particularly dangerous, as it involves taking one’s eyes off the road as well as requiring manual/cognitive attention on behalf of the driver. According to recent studies, a driver is over 20 times more likely to get in an auto accident while texting, resulting in serious personal injury.
In 2011, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a bill that bans drivers from sending, receiving, or writing text messages, instant messages, emails, or other written communication while driving in PA.
Compensation for Wilkes-Barre Distracted Driver Accidents
At Comitz Law Firm, when we handle a distracted driver accident case on behalf of an injured client, we will use our legal expertise to get you the compensation you deserve. Common damages sought in distracted driver accident cases include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and future medical treatment.
Attorney Comitz has aggressively fought on behalf of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who have suffered injuries due to auto accidents caused by distracted drivers and will fight tirelessly on your behalf when dealing with insurance companies.
Contact a PA Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a distracted driver accident, contact Wilkes-Barre auto accident lawyer, Jonathan Comitz for a free consultation and let an experienced distracted driver accident attorney evaluate your case and discuss your legal options.