Washington, DC Distracted Driving Attorney
Unfortunately, distracted driving has become a growing concern throughout
the country. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 28% of all
car accidents are caused by cell phone use – and this only accounts for one type
of driver distraction. As it stands, distracted driving is a form of negligence
that affects millions of innocent victims each year.
If you or someone you love was hit by a distracted driver in Washington,
D.C., you have rights. With the help of a Washington, D.C. car accident
lawyer from Simeone & Miller, LLP, you can seek compensation for all
of your losses—including medical bills, lost earnings, pain and
suffering, property damage, and more. Contact our office today to learn
more about your options.
When You Can Sue for Distracted Driving
Aside from cell phone use, other types of driver distraction and negligence include:
- Talking to other passengers in the vehicle
- Looking for directions / using a GPS system
- Eating, drinking, or personal grooming
- Adjusting the radio, volume, or temperature
- Lighting up or putting out a cigarette
- Trying to pick up an object on the floor
Although unlawful cell phone use does account for a significant portion
of distracted driving accidents in Washington, D.C., sending a text or
talking on the phone while driving is not the only type of negligent behavior
that can cause a serious motor vehicle accident.
Why you should call our Washington, DC personal injury attorneys:
- We've helped over 1,000+ victims recover compensation
- You won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case
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The Laws on Cell Phone Use in Washington, D.C.
Each year, distracted driving causes around 3,000 deaths and 400,000 injuries
in the United States. In order to minimize the impact of distracted driving
accidents, several states have enacted laws regarding the use of cell
phones while driving—including Washington, D.C.
In Washington, D.C., the following actions are prohibited by law:
- All drivers are prohibited from using handheld devices while driving
- All drivers are prohibited from sending / reading text messages while driving
- Bus drivers and novice drivers cannot use cell phones at all while driving
Were you involved in an accident with a driver who was distracted by their
cell phone? If so, you may have grounds to file a
personal injury lawsuit. Texting while driving is against the law, and those who choose to break
the law can, and should, be held accountable.
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If you are ready to discuss your rights and legal options with a Washington,
D.C. car accident attorney, please do not hesitate to contact Simeone
& Miller, LLP. Your initial consultation is free and confidential,
so you would have nothing to lose by giving us a call. When you’ve
been wronged, you can count on our firm to make it right. Call us now
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