Distracted driving has been a hazard to Rhode Island and Massachusetts drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians as long as there have been vehicles on our roads. From the day each of us got our learner's permit, the mantra has always been, "eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel." Still, there are countless accidents that occur every day because most people can't stay focused enough to do either one.
When drivers get distracted and divert their attention from the road ahead, they present a serious risk to everyone sharing the road with them. When distracted drivers cause accidents that result in injuries to innocent people, their victims have the right to be fully compensated for their medical care, loss of income, property damage, and any other losses connected to the accident.
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These are complex cases that require the attention of a qualified Rhode Island personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, hiring the right lawyer can go a long way toward ensuring that your interests are protected over the short and long term.
From our offices in Providence and Middletown, the attorneys at Karns & Kerrison represent clients in all types of distracted driving accident claims, including those arising from the following:
- Texting while driving and cellphone use
- Using GPS devices
- Eating while driving
- Smoking and driving, including playing with the cigarette lighter
- Drinking and driving, including non-alcoholic beverages
- Playing with the radio or MP3 player
- Listening to loud music
- Distractions from children or other passengers
- Reading maps or directions
- Driver fatigue
Some of these activities avert a person's view of traffic and the road. Others divert a person's hands from the necessary tasks of driving, including keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Others take away from a driver's mental focus. Experts often say that the combination of texting and driving involves all three types of diversions — and has become a serious traffic safety problem.
If a lawyer from Karns & Kerrison represents you after a motor vehicle accident in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, rest assured that we are prepared to pursue every available option in an effort to determine whether another motorist's distracted driving caused the crash. We can obtain cellphone records and other evidence to help build a strong case for compensation based on the other driver's negligence.
Contact Our Distracted Driving Attorneys to Discuss Your Injury Claim
Was your car accident caused by another driver's distracted or drowsy driving? Our dedicated auto accident attorneys in Rhode Island are ready to help.
You can reach us locally by calling (888) 281-3100 or contact us via email to schedule a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about your legal options.
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