Distracted Driving Accidents Are On The Rise

Distracted driving claims thousands of lives every year. One estimate from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 3,450 people died as a result of distracted driving in 2016, while 391,000 were injured by distracted drivers in 2015. But these figures may be much lower than the real numbers, as they rely on drivers admitting they were distracted at the time of an accident

Distracted driving can take a variety of forms — whether visual (your eyes drifting off the road), manual (your hands or body occupied with something else in the vehicle) or cognitive (your mind drifting elsewhere while driving). Below are some of the most common causes of distracted driving:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on the phone while driving
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Talking to passengers in the vehicle while driving
  • Adjusting the stereo, navigation or other in-vehicle system
  • Drowsy driving

Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C., has championed victims of distracted driving accidents in Schuylkill County and central Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Every driver has the duty to remain diligent and pay attention while driving. When another driver is distracted, and that negligence or carelessness results in a serious accident, we work tirelessly to hold the distracted driver accountable.

Were You Injured By A Distracted Driver?

When you are involved in an auto accident involving a distracted driver, you need an attorney to thoroughly gather all evidence to prove their fault. The driver may refuse to admit they were distracted at the wheel in an attempt to avoid fault in the accident. Our trial lawyers combine over a century of experience — we worry about all the details so you can focus on making a full and healthy recovery from your injuries.

100-Plus Years Of Combined Experience On Your Side

You don't have to travel to the city for experienced representation. Our skilled trial attorneys in Pottsville have secured millions of dollars for auto accident victims in central Pennsylvania. Each partner in our firm is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, highlighting their histories in securing verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.

It costs nothing for you to get started with our firm, as well. We offer free initial consultations, and all cases are taken on a contingency fee basis — you don't pay us any attorney's fees unless we recover compensation. Call toll free at 800-858-1532 to make an appointment, or send us an email to get started.