Injured By A Distracted Driver?

Every day, millions of people across the country spend time in their vehicles. Commuting to and from work, school and other locations can result in many hours spent en route. For years, people having been using this time to multitask while driving.

The multitasking has worsened with the proliferation of cellphones. Now, everyone seems to have a handheld device that they can use to complete tasks while they are driving. This takes their attention off of the road — where it needs to be — and unfortunately can lead to devastating accidents.

At the Greenbelt office Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals throughout suburban Maryland who have been injured in a car accident caused by the carelessness of a distracted driver. We have more than 25 years of experience seeking compensation on behalf of injured people and their families.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney, call our firm at 800-724-1621.

Texting While Driving

Across the U.S., there is an epidemic. People are texting while driving more than ever, despite repeated warnings from government and private agencies. In Maryland, the laws against the use of cellphones in vehicles are strict. All drivers are banned from talking on handheld devices and texting while driving. If a driver is found to have been texting while driving at the time he or she caused an accident, that driver may be held criminally responsible in addition to being held responsible for the injuries you or a loved one suffered.

Other In-Vehicle Distractions

Before cellphones, there were still things that took drivers' attention away from the road, including:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Applying makeup
  • Passengers
  • Children in the back seat
  • Reading

Contact A Lawyer Now To Discuss Your Case

You have rights and options if a distracted driver caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. Hold him or her responsible. Call us at 800-724-1621 or use our online contact form and schedule a free initial consultation regarding your claim.