Many people use hands-free technology in their cars to send text messages, make phone calls, or even control music volume and temperature. While many of these same people would never pick up their phone and send a text while driving, a new study reveals that hands-free technology is not necessarily any safer: distracted driving is still distracted driving.
Drivers Still Looking At Their Phones
According to the recent study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers using hands-free technology can be distracted for up to 27 seconds, even if they never take their hands off the wheel. Why is this? The study explains that repeated errors using voice-activated technology makes people look down at their device even when using it in hands-free mode, plus their focus is taken off the road while trying to dial a number or send a text.
Distracted Driving Responsible For Many Serious Car Accident Injuries In Pennsylvania
The bottom-line is that although distracted driving comes in many forms, the result is often the same: a car accident, possibly resulting in a serious injury. Unfortunately, distracted driving causes a countless amount of serious auto accidents around the state of Pennsylvania. Teenage drivers, who are more prone to use their phones while behind the wheel, are the most-common culprits. However, older drivers who are less familiar with the technology can also be distracted and possibly cause a car accident.
Injured By A Distracted Driver? You Have Rights To Compensation.
When serious injuries or even loss of life result from a Pennsylvania car accident which was caused by a negligent driver-such as someone who was texting while driving-there can be serious physical and financial costs which follow in addition to emotional ones. Fortunately, if you or a loved one has been injured in a crash that was caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, ongoing care, lost wages from missed time at work, and more.
Don’t Fight The Insurance Company Alone, Get Legal Representation
However, when you file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent driver in Pennsylvania, the insurance companies will likely not just write you a check for a fair and reasonable amount. Instead, they will use every trick in the book in order to deny you the compensation you desire. Insurance companies are not evil-they just will do everything it takes to maximize their own profits, regardless of what is right. Don’t settle for a low-ball offer, put our experience to work for you & get the compensation you deserve.
Pennsylvania Car Accident Injury Lawyers Here For You
If you have been injured in a car accident, you need lawyers who have the experience and resources to stand up to the insurance companies. Call Handler, Henning & Rosenberg Law today at 1-800-461-4140 today to schedule a free consultation about your claim. We proudly represent clients throughout Eastern & Central Pennsylvania, including; Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Carlisle, Hanover, Chambersburg, Lewistown, and Shippensburg. Contact us and get your FREE consultation today to make an informed decision about your situation.