Distracted Driving: The Evolution of the Smartphone

In the United States, distracted driving is the primary cause of car accidents, with cell phone use being one of the most common distractions drivers face. Whether they are sending a text message, answering a phone conversation, reading through social media, or viewing a video, they put other drivers at risk by diverting their attention away from the road.

Distracted driving is not a new problem. It is a problem that has been around for generations. In fact, it is a term that is even found in some dictionaries. The Random House Dictionary defines distracted driving as:

Driving a vehicle while engaging in an activity that has the potential to distract the driver from the task of driving.

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Distracted Driving Accidents

Accidents Caused By Cell Phone Use

In the past, this included activities like eating while driving, putting on makeup, or yelling at misbehaving children in the backseat. Although these activities remain dangerous, the growing use of cell phones while driving is becoming a much more pervasive issue.

Using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is reckless and negligent behavior. Your claim for compensation following a Car Accident may benefit from you being able to demonstrate that the other driver was distracted by their cell phone at the time of the collision.

If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of being involved in a distracted driving accident, you should contact an accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Eugene Gitman for a free consultation at 215-660-4411 to assess your claim.

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