Distracted driving has become one of the main causes of automobile accidents, the largest contributor being texting and driving. When you decide to send a text, email, or check social media while driving you are not only putting your passengers and yourself at risk but you’re also putting others on the road in danger. A person who is distracted and driving is 23 times more likely to become involved in an automobile accident. In the state of Maryland, the use of handheld cell phones is prohibited. Maryland’s cell phone law is a primary law meaning an officer can pull you over for this offense without witnessing another violation.
Distracted driving causes an estimated %15 of injury crashes a year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9 people are killed in automobile accidents due to distracted driving each day. It is important to practice safe driving habits, keep your cell phone put away while driving, and to focus on your surroundings. Even if you are making sure you are focused while driving, others on the road may be distracted drivers.
If you or a loved one is involved in an automobile collision due to distracted driving, you can rely on the pride at Potter Burnett Law to make sure your claim is taken care of. Contact us today for more information or a free legal evaluation of your claim.
The Potter Burnett team, in Bowie, Maryland has built a strong reputation for winning claims against large insurance companies. Debbie Potter is well known for her $26-million verdict against Ford Motor Company. After serving 12 years on the Court of Appeals Rules Committee, Deborah’s vast experience – with Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Deaths, Nursing Home Negligence and Slips and Falls—has led to notable honors and awards.
After Debbie and her team listen carefully to your description of the accident, the Potter Burnett team will concentrate on making this difficult time as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. The team will make sure to clearly explain your legal rights and answer any questions you may have.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a distracted driving incident then call Potter Burnett Law today.