Operating a vehicle is a complex undertaking that demands the full attention of a driver. Unfortunately, some drivers in Rhode Island fail to exercise caution and good judgment while on the road. Distracted by a phone or other activity in their cars, they may fail to see another vehicle ahead of them, a vehicle in another lane, or one that is passing through an intersection with the right of way.
Distracted Driving Attorneys Serving the Providence and Cranston Areas
Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum is a law firm with extensive experience representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. We work tirelessly to obtain full compensation for our clients, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
We represent people who have suffered harm in all types of negligent distracted driving accidents, including those caused by:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on cellphones
- Operating laptops, tablets or hand-held devices while driving
- People eating or drinking while driving
- Inattentive drivers dealing with unruly children
Seeking Full Compensation After Being Hit By a Driver Who Was Texting
Texting while driving has reached epidemic proportions in Rhode Island, despite the fact that it is against the law. And it's not just teenagers engaging in this dangerous practice - adult drivers do it, too. The result can be a serious car accident. The laws in Rhode Island state:
- Bus drivers may not use cell phones at all
- Adult drivers may not text and drive
- Minor drivers may not use cell phones at all
According to the Rhode Island state police's website, more than 15 people are killed each day and over 1,200 are injured because distracted driving. It has even been shown by the CDC that texting while driving increases your crash risk by 23 times.
If you have suffered harm in an accident caused by someone who was texting while driving, you have the right to claim compensation for your financial losses and suffering. You should discuss your case with an experienced and committed personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Have You Been Injured By A Distracted Driving?
If you've been hurt by a distracted driver you need to speak to an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Cranston office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help accident victims in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.