Mobile phones have become so prevalent that accidents caused by texting while driving or other forms of distracted driving involving cellphones are continually on the rise. When a driver is distracted and causes an accident, you need an experienced attorney to conduct a thorough investigation, establish that a driver was distracted at the time of the accident and build a strong case on your behalf.
I'm attorney John Gismondi, and for more than 30 years my colleagues and I at Gismondi & Associates have provided assertive, results-oriented personal injury representation to those injured in motor vehicle accidents. We combine our proven trial strategies with our knowledge of developing topics such as distracted driving. This has put us at the forefront of evolving personal injury issues and given our Pittsburgh distracted driving accident lawyers a reputation as one of Pennsylvania's premier statewide injury law firms.
Texting While Driving In Pennsylvania
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), nearly 11 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in the state were caused by distracted driving. These distracted driving-related crashes led to more than 300 fatalities in Pittsburgh, in Philadelphia and throughout the state. Although cellphone use and texting while driving are the most well-known forms of distracted driving, it can also include:
- Eating while driving
- Changing radio stations
- Adjusting or inputting data to a GPS
- Putting on makeup, shaving or combing hair
- Interacting with others in the vehicle
- Reading newspapers, books or magazines
- Attending to children, others in the vehicle or pets
Even though it is illegal to text or email while driving in Pennsylvania, a recent AAA survey found that one in four drivers admits to texting behind the wheel.
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