Hands-Free Devices and Car Accidents
Many people believe that hands-free devices are safe to use while driving. No states have yet to ban the use of these devices while operating a vehicle, and plenty of manufacturers are now including on-board hands-free devices in their cars and trucks – allowing people to stay “connected” at all times. But is being connected to an electronic device the same as being connected to the task of driving? Not at all. And the consequences that can result from this type of distracted driving are, tragically, often fatal.
Have you lost a loved one in an accident caused by a distracted driver? Please contact the Hornbuckle Firmonline or by calling (425) 679-0742 to schedule a free consultation at our Bellevue office and learn how we can help.
Safer than Cellphones?
Are hands-free devices safer to use while driving than cellphones? The evidence suggest they are not. In fact, many studies have found hands-free devices to be more distracting than cellphones as they prompt drivers to first speak to a device and then check it for errors. This increases distraction along with the chance of a serious car accident.
Drivers who cause accidents while using a hands-free device may not be breaking any laws, but that does not absolve them from liability when their negligence causes harm. If you or someone you love has been injured by a driver using a hands-free device, Attorney Hornbuckle can help you get the full compensation you are due.
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Remember, criminal proceedings are different than civil. Even if a driver is cleared of criminal wrongdoing, they can still be held liable for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages when their actions result in an accident.
To schedule a free consultation with our Bellevue distracted driving attorney, please call (425) 679-0742 today. We welcome clients living in and around Seattle, including the communities of Mercer Island and Tacoma.
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