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305 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

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Committed Murrysville and Greensburg Distracted Driver Attorneys

Holding drivers accountable for irresponsible driving

Advances in mobile technology in recent years allow people to remain connected through phone, text message, e-mail and social networking from almost anywhere. But one situation where people need to unplug and focus on their surroundings is while driving. Given how quickly road conditions can change, even a distraction of a few seconds is more than enough for a serious accident to occur. And when drivers become distracted and cause an accident, the law holds them liable for injuries that result. At Long & Long, LLC our accident attorneys in Murrysville and Greensburg thoroughly investigate crashes to determine if a distracted driver or driving while texting may have played a role in an accident.

Causes of distracted driving in Murrysville and Greensburg

When car wreck attorneys prove that a driver was distracted at the time of the accident, this helps to establish liability and to get their clients compensation for their injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted drivers accounted for over 3,000 highway deaths and 416,000 injuries in 2010 and were a factor in 18 percent of crashes. A variety of issues can cause a driver to become distracted:

  • Driving while texting
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Using GPS navigators
  • Adjusting a radio or MP3 player
  • Eating while driving
  • Conversing with passengers
  • Looking at roadside objects
  • Fatigue

Driving while texting has been an especially common cause of distracted driver accidents. Some studies indicate that driving while texting makes an accident 23 times more likely to happen. Moreover, this dangerous activity is especially prevalent among drivers under age 20.

What Murrysville and Greensburg car crash lawyers can do

It is fairly rare for a person who causes an accident to readily admit he or she was distracted. Much more often, car accident lawyers must dig for the truth to determine what caused an accident and who was at fault. Greensburg distracted driver lawyers can obtain cell phone records, identify eyewitnesses, review police reports and gather other evidence to prove that a driver was distracted at the time of a collision. Once there is evidence of a distracted driver, insurance companies are usually much more willing to negotiate fair settlements for the injured victims.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a Murrysville distracted driver lawyer

Our attorneys at Long & Long, LLC thoroughly investigate accidents to determine if a distracted driver may have been a factor. Call our office today at 855-805-2683, contact us online or come to the office during our twice-weekly open house to schedule a free initial consultation.