Did you know that distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents and crash-related deaths in the United States?
The National Safety Council estimates that 1,400,000 car crashes occur each year involving drivers using cell phones. For teens, cell phones are the number one distraction! FAR, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System of the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission estimates that approximately 16% of auto accident fatalities each year are attributed to distracted drivers which include drivers using hand held cell phones to talk or text.
Pennsylvania has a law that prohibits texting while driving. More than 1300 Citations alone were issued in the first year of the law’s existence. And more than 57 Pennsylvania drivers died in distracted driving accidents just last year.
At Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates we urge safe driving practices. If, however, you or your loved ones are injured in a distracted driving accident, call us for a free consultation. Our contingent fee rates for automobile accident cases settled out of court start at 29%. We’ve collected millions of dollars for our clients. Call our Philadelphia auto accident lawyers at 215-567-6600 or contact us online.