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Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury Distracted Driver Attorney Helps You Get the Results You Deserve

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 387,000 people were injured in 2011 in distracted driver accidents. Many people today talk on the phone or text while driving without concern for the tragedies that can result from this illegal activity. If you suffered injuries or losses because of a distracted driver, The Reinken Law Firm can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving occurs whenever a driver of a vehicle engages in a non-driving activity that results in any of the following:

  • Visual. Drivers taking their eyes off the road
  • Manual. Drivers taking their hands off the wheel
  • Cognitive. Drivers taking their minds off driving

Any of these distractions occurring while driving a motor vehicle increases the risk of a car accident. Unfortunately, distracted driving continues to be the cause of many motor vehicle accidents despite new laws. At The Reinken Law Firm, we offer skilled legal representation for all aspects of a distracted driving claim.

What are some common causes of distracted driving?

There are many causes of distracted driving. The following activities performed while driving are among the most common causes of distracted driving:

  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting
  • Reading or sending emails
  • Eating
  • Using in-vehicle technologies, such as GPS systems

While each of these activities has the potential to cause an accident, texting while driving is the most dangerous because it involves all three types of distractions: visual, manual and cognitive. If you’ve suffered injuries caused by a distracted driver, we offer our assistance backed by years of experience handling motor vehicle accident claims.

What is the cell phone and driving law in Connecticut?

Under Connecticut law, drivers may not do the following while driving:

  • Use a handheld mobile telephone to engage in a call while operating a motor vehicle on a highway
  • Use a mobile electronic device while their motor vehicles are in motion
  • If under the age of 18, use a handheld mobile telephone, even with a hands-free cell phone accessory, or a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle on a highway
  • Engage in any non-driving activity that interferes with the safe operation of the motor vehicle on a highway

If driving while distracted was the cause of the traffic accident that resulted in your injuries or losses, we work aggressively to obtain all the compensation to which you are entitled.

Speak with a distracted driver attorney in Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury today
The Reinken Law Firm is conveniently located, with offices in Stamford, Bridgeport and Danbury. We offer a free consultation in which you speak directly with an attorney. Call us at 203-541-0090 or use our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today.