It is common knowledge that using a cellphone to type or text while driving significantly increases the risk of causing a car accident. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the simple act of talking on a cellphone while driving decreases attention to the road and increases the risk of car accidents. This means that even when a hands-free device is used, attention is diverted from the task of driving, and the risk of causing an accident becomes higher.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a distracted driver in Seattle, please call The Hornbuckle Firm at (425) 598-0824 to schedule a free consultation with one of our auto accident attorneys.
There is no “Safe” Level of Distraction
The NHTSA defines distraction as any activity that takes your eyes or attention off of the task of driving. This includes texting and typing on a phone, actions which are illegal in the State of Washington. However, use of hands-free devices while driving are still permissible – despite evidence that they can be as much as three times more distracting than handheld alternatives.
When you are injured by a driver using a hands-free device, they may not have broken a law, but they are still liable for any damages they cause. The Seattle car accident attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm are here to take your case, hold the negligent party accountable, and help you get every penny you are due.
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