Distracted driving is a leading cause of auto-pedestrian accidents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In the quick moment that you look down to take a bite of your sandwich or check a text, a person could appear in front of your vehicle. Wait until you get to your destination to take care of texting, emails, eating, etc…
- Smartphones / Devices – Those little notifications and conversations can wait until you’re safely done driving. If something is time-sensitive, pull over and tend to it.
- Eating / Drinking – Whether you’re opening or unwrapping food to eat, or you’re focusing on not dripping or spilling, those small moments of focus can be costly.
- Primping – Whether it’s applying make-up on your way to a big meeting or trying to give your beard a quick trim with a cordless razor, please DO NOT do it while driving!
- Tinkering – Adjusting your radio/music, or focusing on a navigation device will take your attention away from the road. Set yourself up BEFORE you start driving.
- Meeting / Planning – It may seem like a smart idea to hop in on that conference call or to quickly pop a date into your calendar before you forget it, but focusing on these things while driving is not a good idea. It only takes a second or two for a car accident to occur.
Contact An Experienced Massachusetts & Rhode Island Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of a pedestrian accident due to a distracted driver’s negligence, make sure to talk to one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll help you to get the settlement that you deserve.
*The above is not to be considered as legal advice. Every case is different and the laws which apply may differ from state to state.