With cellphone use and infotainment systems ever more prevalent in cars, distracted driving has become a leading cause of accidents in Pennsylvania and other states. At The Colleran Firm in Philadelphia, our lawyers hold distracted drivers accountable for the damage they cause.
If you or someone in your family was injured in an accident, call for a free initial consultation. We will begin a prompt investigation to determine if distracted driving was a factor in causing the accident. If the other driver was negligent, we will seek full compensation for everything you have lost.
There are many different forms of distracted driving. The following are just a few examples:
Any time a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, the risk of a car crash increases. Even use of a hands-free set can increase the risk of a crash since the driver is multitasking at a time when he or she should be focusing on the road.
In Pennsylvania it is illegal to send or read text messages while driving. While other forms of distracted driving are not currently illegal, they can still be a factor in determining liability. Jurors do not like it when multitasking drivers cause accidents that injure or kill innocent people.
Teenagers, young adults and drivers of all ages put themselves and others at risk by engaging in distracted driving. Following an injury accident, our lawyers regularly obtain cellphone records of the other driver to determine if he or she was texting or talking on a cellphone prior to the accident.
Examining the question of whether distracted driving was the cause of an accident and holding the distracted driver accountable can be very complex. James E. Colleran, Esq., has more than 40 years of experience recovering compensation for people harmed by the negligence of others. Throughout his legal career, he has earned a reputation as a legendary advocate of the injured among personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia. His children are also strong members of our law firm’s legal team and have earned their own reputations as some of the top trial attorneys in the region.
To schedule a free consultation, please email us or call (215) 972-8000 today.