Worcester, Massachusetts Attorneys for Victims of Inattentive Drivers
If you ask people whether it is safe to send text messages via cell phone while driving, most will adamantly say no, because the accident risk is clearly too great. Talking on a cell phone also substantially increases the risk of causing an accident. Yet this remains a temptation and convenience too great for many drivers in Massachusetts to pass up-as you were painfully or even tragically reminded if a cell phone-using driver caused your recent car, truck or motorcycle accident.
We are experienced attorneys for auto accident victims in all types of circumstances, and we encourage you to contact us for caring counsel and able representation focused on obtaining maximum compensation for you. If appropriate and beneficial for you, we are prepared to argue that cell phone use-whether the driver was talking or texting-is evidence of a particularly serious level of negligence.
Legal or Illegal, Cell Phone Use While Driving is Clearly Dangerous
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association Web site, five U.S. states had statewide bans on handheld cell phone use for all drivers as of June 2009. Although Massachusetts currently leaves restrictions up to local governments to enact or enforce, the movement toward greater restrictions may pick up as more crash data is collected. The May 2009 Boston trolley accident that injured more than 50 people has certainly put more focus on the dangers of texting when in control of any vehicle.
Going the Distance to Build Your Case for Maximum Compensation
Actionable negligence on the road comes in many forms, not all as obvious nor widely publicized as drunk driving. We want to know if you have any reason to believe cell phone use was a factor in your injury-causing accident, as this information can strengthen your position in insurance negotiations or ultimately in a courtroom. As necessary, we can:
- Ask for or subpoena cell phone records to demonstrate the accuracy of your observation or suspicion
- Call on proven investigators to locate witnesses to what happened, or forensic experts to collect and analyze physical evidence
At Eden Rafferty, you can benefit from a free case evaluation and our lawyers’ proven ability to follow up on any information or observations you can provide. We will take your “cell phone accident”-or other case of distracted or careless driving-seriously, treat you with care, and do all we can to recover for you.