Helping Injured Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents in Boston and Throughout Massachusetts
Holding negligent parties responsible for your accident injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine people lose their lives each day because of distracted driving. Those deaths are caused by people who eat, groom, change their radio stations, use a navigation system, chat with their passengers, talk on their cell phones — even text or watch videos — while they’re driving.
At Swartz & Lynch LLP, we have the experience and determination to hold distracted drivers accountable for the harm they cause. Distracted drivers are negligent drivers: Their attention may be focused on a number of things, but it’s not focused on the road stretching out before them, the cars around them, or you, if you’ve been seriously injured by them. Those who are most likely to engage in these risky behaviors are young drivers. Massachusetts has reacted to this by banning the use of cell phones for novice drivers. Texting while driving is also against the law for all drivers in the commonwealth. These are primary laws, meaning that a driver does not have to be committing any other traffic offense for the police to issue a ticket.
Our Boston personal injury attorneys quickly look for evidence that the driver who injured you was guilty of distracted driving and liable for the damage caused. We’ve had great success achieving the maximum compensation for our clients, including recovery for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
How distractions affect the ability to drive safely
A study by the National Safety Council outlines how drivers miss important driving cues when they are “multitasking.” Distracted drivers are generally not aware of what the brain is choosing as critical or less important information. When that happens, drivers may miss the cues that alert them to hazardous situations. As a result, drivers may:
- Be oblivious to how fast they’re going and cause a speeding accident
- Not realize their proximity to the car in front and may be unaware that they are braking, causing a rear-end accident
- Miss a red light or stop sign, with tragic results
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury because of the negligent or careless behavior of a distracted driver, we can help. We have a track record of successful recoveries for clients injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.
If you are the parent of a young driver, make sure he or she understands the dangers of distracted driving. You may also help educate them by sharing the resources available online.
Get the compensation you deserve for a Boston distracted driver injury
If you have been injured, you have rights. To learn more about how our attorneys with Swartz &Lynch LLP can help you recover damages, please call us at 857-250-0664 or contact a Boston injury attorney online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office. We’re conveniently located in the Old City Hall, near the Blue, Green and Red Lines. Home or hospital appointments can also be arranged.