Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers

Distracted Driving is a Common Cause of Serious Car Accidents in Maryland

Our experienced Baltimore lawyers help injured victims recover damages after an accident

Distracted driving has a become a leading cause of car accidents in America. According to distraction.gov, 3,154 people were killed and approximately 421,000 people were injured in distracted driving-related crashes in 2013. In addition to putting their own lives at risk, distracted drivers also jeopardize the safety of passengers, other drivers and pedestrians.

Since LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. was established more than 30 years ago, our car accident lawyers have observed a dramatic increase in distracted driving crashes and have seen firsthand the devastating consequences these tragic accidents can have to victims and their families. We make it our mission hold distracted drivers accountable for the preventable accidents and devastating injuries they cause.

What is distracted driving?

Safe driving requires focus, attention, skill and precision. A distraction is any task that requires a driver to:

  • Take his or her hands off the wheel
  • Take his or her eyes off the road
  • Take his or her mind off driving

Dangerous driver distractions

Any task that interferes with the manual, visual or cognitive demands of driving constitutes a dangerous distraction, including:

  • Adjusting a radio
  • Arguing with other passengers
  • Eating or drinking
  • Entertaining or disciplining children
  • Putting on makeup, brushing hair or shaving

 

  • Reaching for an item in the backseat or on the floorboard
  • Reading a GPS or maps
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting
  • Watching a video

The police will consider whether any of these activities contributed to a car crash, and distracted drivers may be criminally liable in some cases. Our Baltimore car accident lawyers will also thoroughly investigate any role distracted driving may have played in your car accident to determine fault and prepare your claim.

Texting and using smart phones while driving in Maryland

Maryland law prohibits texting and using handheld devices for all drivers. Maryland laws also bar novice drivers from using a cell phone while driving, whether or not it is handheld or hands-free. Despite the potential for serious consequences, including penalties and injuries, texting and cell phone use remain two of the most common causes of negligent driver accidents.

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims Injured in a Distracted Driving Accident

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a distracted driver, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our top Maryland car accident lawyers. Our attorneys are available 24 hours by phone to immediately answer any urgent questions. You will not be charged unless we recover damages in your case under a contingency fee agreement. Our dedicated legal team makes your injury claim our top priority. Do not hesitate. Call our experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers today.