Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers
Maryland Lawyers Seek Compensation for Your Texting and Driving-Related Injuries
Our Baltimore Attorneys Advocate for Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents
Technology has advanced substantially during the three decades that LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. has been practicing law. Cell phones have made it easier to stay connected to loved ones, call for help after an auto accident and conduct business from anywhere. In addition to these conveniences, however, cell phones have also created a distraction for reckless drivers.
Our law firm is comprised of a team of Baltimore car accident lawyers who focus on recovering compensation for our clients throughout Maryland. Since we opened our doors in 1987, we have won negotiated settlements and trial judgments totaling more than $100 million. We fight for your rightful compensation if you were injured by a driver who was distracted by texting or talking on a smartphone.
Maryland Laws Against Driving While Texting or Using a Cell Phone
In response to the serious hazards posed by distracted driving, Maryland has passed statutes that ban:
- The use of handheld cell phones for all drivers
- The use of cell phones, handheld and hands-free, for novice drivers
- Texting while driving for all drivers
Law enforcement may review phone and text records when conducting an investigation into a negligent driver accident. The use of a technological device while driving may result in criminal charges of reckless driving, manslaughter or even second-degree murder in the most serious of fatal accident cases. Our attorneys may also subpoena the other driver’s phone and text records to demonstrate fault in your personal injury lawsuit.
Distractions of Technology Devices While Driving
Technology devices make it possible to multitask. However, the only activity that you should engage in while driving is driving. Any activity that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or your mind off your driving is dangerous. For example, potential smartphone distractions include:
- Dialing a number
- Reaching for the cell phone
- Reading a text message
- Sending a text message
- Talking on the phone
- Using a mobile phone app
Technology is particularly perilous for young drivers. According to the U.S. government website distraction.gov, 11 percent of teenage drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted at the time the crash occurred, with 21 percent of the teens having been distracted by mobile phone use.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Get Compensation for Victims Injured by a Distracted Driver
If you were injured by a driver who was texting or talking on a cellphone at the time of the accident, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. Our Maryland car accident lawyers will assess your claim at your free initial consultation. Our Baltimore lawyers are available by phone 24 hours a day to immediately answer your questions. Our firm does not charge you unless we recover damages in your case, under our contingency fee arrangement. Your case is important to us.