The motor vehicle distracted driving accident lawyers at McMahon, Kublick & Smith, PC, have decades of experience
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Over the years, technological advances have allowed people to remain in constant contact with one another like never before. Electronic devices like mobile phones have helped to aggravate a serious problem for drivers called distracted driving. It has evolved to a level where it has become a matter of incredible concern and life-threatening consequences. Law enforcement agencies, various organizations, and public safety advocates across the nation have made significant efforts in spreading the word about the dangers of distracted driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), distracted driving can manifest itself in a variety of forms. Driver distractions can be defined as anything that diverts a motorist’s attention away from the primary task of driving his or her vehicle.
Some common examples of distracted driving are:
• Texting while driving
• The use of a mobile phone or other handheld device while driving
• Adjusting the radio or console controls
• Eating and drinking
• Reading, including maps and navigation systems
• Watching a video
• Personal grooming
• Talking to passengers
Judging by the statistics that have been compiled by the NHTSA, back in 2011 alone, there were more than 3,300 Americans killed and more than 387,000 injured in distracted driving accidents. These numbers are quite alarming and have prompted the NHSTA as well as other advocacy and safety groups to refer to distracted driving as a national epidemic.
These groups have teamed up with law enforcement agencies and state legislatures to increase awareness and education and to enforce new laws. At McMahon, Kublick & Smith we believe that these groups feel as we do, that irresponsible drivers should be held accountable for their actions and the damages and injuries they cause.
If you suffered injuries because of a distracted driver, then you should file a car accident claim. The assistance of one of our Syracuse personal injury car accident attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith can help injured victims and their families get the representation they need to hold the responsible party accountable.
We can help you seek restitution for the following:
• Physical injury
• Catastrophic injury
• Cost of therapy and medication
• Emotional suffering
• Loss of income
• Wrongful death
When someone has been injured because of a distracted driver, they often face tremendous hurdles and burdens in the wake of that tragedy. Getting an experienced attorney is so important because we work on your behalf to make sure you get the full and complete compensation and help you deserve after your accident.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries, or there has been a fatality in your household due to a distracted driver accident, it is important that you contact an experienced Syracuse accident attorney who specializes in motor vehicle distracted driver accident injury cases. An initial case evaluation is free, and we will help you assess the facts of your injury case and determine the best legal course of action possible.