Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers

Seeking Compensation for Texting and Driving Accident-Related Injuries

Our Baltimore attorneys advocate for victims of distracted driving accidents

LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. has been practicing law in Maryland for over 30 years. During that time we have seen substantial advances in technology, and we have also seen a significant increase in distracted driving car accidents and texting and driving accidents. Smart phones have made it easier for people to stay connected and informed. They also allow people to conduct business from anywhere. With these conveniences, however, comes the threat of serious car accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Our Baltimore litigation attorneys focus on damage recovery for clients throughout Maryland. Since 1987, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton has recovered more than $100 million through  negotiated settlements and trial judgments for injured victims. We will fight for your right to full and fair compensation if you were injured by a driver who was distracted by texting or talking on a smartphone.

Maryland laws regarding texting and driving or using a cell phone while driving

In an effort to reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted driving, Maryland has passed statutes that ban:

  • The use of handheld cell phones for all drivers
  • The use of cell phones, handheld and hands-free, for novice drivers
  • Texting while driving for all drivers

Cell phone and text records may be reviewed by police or other law enforcement officials as part of an investigation into a negligent driver accident. The use of a handheld device while driving may result in criminal charges for reckless driving, or manslaughter or second-degree murder in fatal accident cases. Our Baltimore car accident lawyers may also subpoena the other driver’s phone and text records to prove that the other driver was at fault for causing your accident.

Distractions of technology devices while driving

Technology devices, including GPS and smartphones, create distractions that lead to accidents and injuries. Any activity that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or your mind off your driving is dangerous. For example, potential distractions include:

  • Dialing a number
  • Emailing
  • Reaching for the cell phone
  • Reading a text message
  • Sending a text message
  • Talking on the phone
  • Using a GPS
  • Using a mobile phone app

Technology use is particularly a problem for young drivers. According to the U.S. government website distraction.gov, 11 percent of teenage drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted at the time the crash occurred, with 21 percent of the teens having been distracted by mobile phone use.

Baltimore Distracted Driving Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help People Injured by Drivers using Cell Phones

If you were injured by a driver who was texting or talking on a cellphone at the time of the accident, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. We will review your claim at a free initial consultation. Our Baltimore car accident lawyers are available by phone 24 hours each day to immediately answer your questions. Our firm does not charge you unless we recover damages in your case under our contingency fee arrangement. Your case is important to us.

Our experienced legal team represents injured victims and families throughout the state of Maryland including residents in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. We maintain several law offices that are conveniently located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie and Towson.