It is a no-brainer that people need to put their cell phones down while driving. However, despite the legal consequences of driving with a mobile device in your hand while driving, people continue to do so. People also apparently have no issues with the fact that they are putting other drivers, cyclist, and pedestrians in danger if they are texting or using their mobile device while driving. This may explain why the number of traffic injuries and fatalities are on the rise. In an effort to bring MORE awareness to this issue various agencies have declared April "National Distracted Driving Awareness Month." Hence, this blog post.
Put the Phone Down and focus on Driving. As a personal injury lawyer, I have to represent too many people injured in an Oregon crash caused by a distracted driver. There is no excuse for messing with the phone while you are driving. It puts other lives in danger, and technology has made it absolutely unnecessary. That is why I have no qualms about seeking punitive damages from a cell phone using defendant that has injured one of my clients.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash then call Ross Law PDX and Jeremiah Ross. Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer Jeremiah Ross will provide a free case evaluation. Call Ross Law PDX at 503.224.1658 to discuss your crash injury case, cyclist injury case, pedestrian injury case, or wrongful death case. Please remember that this post is for information purposes only. It is not to be considered legal advice.