Nearly everyone has a cellphone, and with most individuals fighting to multi-task during every moment of their lives, cellphone use while driving is prevalent. Unfortunately, using a cellphone while driving takes both attention and focus away from the task of driving safely. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm.
At Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, our Stamford cellphone use accident lawyers have decades of combined experience representing injured clients. We understand the frustration that comes from being hurt due to negligence, and the worry that comes from facing the added financial stress of medical bills and loss of work. Trust us to aggressively fight for your full and fair compensation.
Stamford Texting While Driving Accident Lawyers
According to a University of Utah study, using a cellphone while driving delays the driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol content of .08. There was no significant difference made in the study between using a hand-held and hands-free device.
At any given moment during daylight hours, the Department of Transportation has determined that nearly a million vehicles are being driven by someone who is using a cellphone. In 2009, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that of those suffering fatal injuries in distracted driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of cellphone use as a distraction. These statistics, while certainly staggering, are also quite frightening. Drivers face a significant cognitive distraction while using a cellphone. The distracted driver is more likely to miss the key audio and visual cues necessary to continue driving safely.
Recently enacted laws have been used by law enforcement officers to arrest distracted drivers. Despite these laws, distracted driving accidents are on the rise. If your accident was caused by a driver who was using a cellphone, that driver must be held accountable for his or her actions. Contact our firm today.
Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, offers free consultations in all personal injury cases. For additional information about our experience and approach to client representation in Connecticut distracted driver litigation, contact us at either of our Fairfield County locations.
We represent clients statewide and handle all of our motor vehicle accident cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.