Distracted Driving and Car Accidents
Advances in technology have made our lives much easier. Smart phones and iPads allow us to access just about any information we want at all times, and iPods allow us to place our entire music libraries in our pockets. But these devices have also made driving much more dangerous, as many drivers divert their attention from the road to focus on changing music on their iPod, texting with friends, or looking up directions on their phone’s GPS.
These issues have made distracted driving a growing concern in recent years, and it now ranks as one of the primary causes of car accidents. This has led many states to enact laws banning the use of handheld electronic devices while driving.
In the state of New Hampshire, texting while driving is prohibited, but there are no laws limiting your ability to talk on your cell phone while driving. In the state of Vermont, texting while driving is banned for all drivers, and drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using their cell phone in any capacity.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The Manchester car accident attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected and the negligent driver is held accountable for any damages you have suffered.
Please contact Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule your free car accident consultation. We serve clients in New Hampshire and Vermont, including Manchester, Concord, and Nashua.