Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable
Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the most deadly causes of car accidents in Massachusetts and our nation. According to statistics gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving injures about 391,000 people each year and caused nearly 3,500 fatalities in 2016.
At Birenbaum & Goldberg, we know that those victims are not just numbers, but real people with families who suffered because of another driver’s carelessness. With more than 40 years of experience handling serious car accident claims, we will uphold your right to seek full and fair compensation following a distracted driving accident.
What Does Distracted Driving Look Like?
Many of us drive distracted without even realizing it. While texting while driving is expressly prohibited by Massachusetts law and in most other states, approximately 481,000 individuals nationwide do it every day.
Distracted driving isn’t limited to texting or using a cellphone while driving, either. It also includes:
- Changing the radio station
- Using on-board navigation systems, car phones or car-integrated phone apps
- Adjusting the climate controls
- Eating or drinking
- Applying makeup or grooming
- Adjusting child seats or responding to children in the back seat
- Conversing with a passenger
Anything that takes your visual, manual or cognitive focus away from the road can significantly increase the risk of an accident.
What Can Victims Do?
If you were hit by a distracted driver — whether as a motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian — our attorneys will help you recover just compensation for any ensuing medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering you and your family have endured. Everyone has an expectation that others on the road will take just as much care as they do behind the wheel. Those who break this trust and flaunt the law can and should be held legally and financially accountable.
Talk With One Of Our Lawyers
We are ready to help you get back to your life after a devastating distracted driving accident. Contact our firm by phone or by using our convenient online contact form. If you cannot travel to our office in Malden, we can visit you in your home or the hospital.