Justice For The Victims Of Distracted Driving
Distracted drivers who talk on cellphones, send text messages or change radio stations on the roadway put themselves and others in danger. According to the Department of Transportation, distracted drivers killed 5,500 people and injured another 450,000 in 2009 alone.
At Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, our attorneys hold distracted drivers accountable for the damage they cause. If you have been injured or a loved one killed by a distracted driver, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. With offices in Harrisburg and Enola, we represent clients throughout central Pennsylvania.
Distracted Drivers and Auto Accidents
Any time a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, passengers, other drivers and pedestrians are put at risk. Some of the most common distractions are:
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Consuming food or beverages while driving
- Talking to passengers
- Applying makeup
- Reading books
- Reading maps or directions
- Using a GPS navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio or CD player
- Using a tablet computer
Changing a radio station, consuming fast food, or performing another activity while driving causes us to multitask — something we cannot safely do behind the wheel of a 2,500-pound vehicle, especially at highway speed. It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident so that any evidence of distracted driving can be collected and preserved.