It is against the law in Connecticut to drive while talking on a handheld cellphone or to text while driving. That does not stop many people from talking, texting or otherwise driving distracted, despite the danger such activities poses to others on the road.
Distracted Driving Is More Than Just Cellphone Use
Distracted driving is pervasive on the roads, and includes more than just texting or talking while driving. Distracted driving involves anything that takes a driver’s hands of the wheel, eyes of the road or mind off of driving safely, including:
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Grooming or putting on makeup
- Using GPS navigation
Teen Drivers Prone To Distracted Driving
When first learning how to drive, teenagers need to focus on driving; it is a message reiterated again and again by parents of teen drivers. Unfortunately, many teens find it difficult to focus on driving. Talking with their friends in the car and texting while driving have caused significant injuries and avoidable tragedies.
If you or a loved one was the passenger of a teen who was driving distracted, you can get help with the costs associated with recovery.
Seeking Justice For Crash Victims Throughout Connecticut
Police will investigate the cause of a car accident. This often involves looking at the driver’s cellphone history. It is possible to tell if a driver was on his or her phone prior to causing an accident. Texts, calls and other phone activity logged just before an accident occurred are good indications that the driver who injured you was distracted.
If a distracted driver did cause injury to you or your family, you may be able to get compensation.
Get Help With Your Recovery. Call Us Today.
You do not need to file an insurance claim alone or investigate the cause of your accident yourself. Get the help of experienced personal injury attorneys who can help you level the playing field when going up against the insurance company’s attorneys.
Call 866-603-9810 to schedule a free initial consultation with Gillis Law Firm. You will pay nothing unless we win your case. You can also reach us online.