Holding distracted drivers liable for motor vehicle accidents
Distracted driving has become a major problem on roads throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. At the Law Firm of McGowan & Cecil, L.L.C., we pursue justice and compensation for those injured in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers.
Distracted driving can be defined as any activity behind the wheel that takes a driver's attention away from the primary task of driving. Talking on a cell phone, eating, drinking, putting on makeup and fiddling with the radio have long been factors that caused drivers to take their attention off the road. Over the last decade the proliferation of smart phones has led to a new and even more dangerous hazard: texting and driving.
Texting while driving is against the law in Maryland. Unfortunately, far too many drivers ignore the law and engage in this extremely dangerous behavior. When a driver is typing or reading a text message, the driver's eyes and mind are off the road for several critical seconds, during which time their vehicle can travel hundreds of yards with no one really in control. It's a recipe for tragedy, and all too often tragedy is the result.
Every driver has a legal duty to give their undivided attention to the task of operating their vehicle. A failure to do this is negligence, and when someone is injured by a driver's negligence they have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
At our law firm we have more than 60 years of combined experience representing victims of automobile accidents. We investigate every claim thoroughly in order to present a convincing case for liability and damages. There is more information about how we attempt to help victims of distracted driving accidents on our web page.