Distracted driving, and texting while driving in particular, is a growing problem on U.S. roadways. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that electronic devices distract approximately 660,000 Americans every day while they are driving.
The rise of cell-phone use in cars has led to a sharp increase in traffic fatalities and injuries, and recent stories in the news show that we aren’t immune to that trend in Maryland. Below, you’ll find an overview of a few news stories that center on the dangers of texting while driving.
If you have been injured by a driver who was texting or otherwise acting negligently at the time of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, your time away from work and your suffering. To speak with an accident lawyer in Baltimore, call us at Duboff & Associates. We have more than 30 years of experience helping local residents find justice through personal-injury lawsuits.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced, local injury attorney, Call Us At 443-912-0002 Today!
Baltimore School-Bus Driver Caught Texting By Student
Fox News reports that a bus driver in Baltimore is the subject of a school investigation after a student took photos of her texting and driving. Shockingly, one of the photos depicts the driver with her cell phone on the wheel of the bus while she was driving about 55 miles per hour. When the student captured the photo, the bus had eight students on board.
Parents of these children are outraged, and some are refusing to send their children on the bus until action is taken against the driver. School officials maintain that student safety is their top priority and have launched an investigation into the accusations.
Maryland Woman Sentenced For Fatal Car Accident
A disturbing case of distracted driving ended in a prison sentence this month. Ann Vinc was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and five years of probation.
In 2012, Vinc was driving her car with her 14-year-old daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend in the backseat when she lost control and struck a tree. Police discovered that Vinc’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit, and she was texting at the time of the crash.
Her daughter suffered severe injuries and died four days later in the hospital. The boyfriend suffered brain trauma and had to undergo 10 months of surgeries and rehabilitation. Even now, he is confined to a wheel chair and is unable to speak or move.
If you or a loved one has been left with a serious, permanent injury after an accident involving a distracted driver, you have the right to seek compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At Duboff & Associates, we are ready to help you find justice and obtain the compensation that you need to move forward. To speak with an attorney about your injuries, Call Us At 443-912-0002 Today!