As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we see the results of distracted driving frequently. Distracted driving is engaging in any behavior that takes the driver’s attention and focus off of operating their vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration, in 2015 3,477 lives were lost as a result of distracted driving. In the state of Connecticut drivers can use a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle, unless you are age 16-17 years.
Distracted driving comes in many forms including:
- Mobile device usage
- Adjusting temperature controls
- Changing the radio
- Eating and drinking
- Putting on make-up or shaving
- Getting toys children drop in the back seat
If you or a loved one need an New Haven auto accident attorney after your accident that you believe involved a distracted driver, contact our office immediately. Our team of experienced attorneys knows the insurance company’s tricks. We will work to build the strongest case we can.