Boston Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Cell Phones and Their Role in Causing Accidents
More and more accidents involve distracted drivers talking on cell phones or engaged in texting. While there aren't any laws that specifically increase the liability of cell phone users in car accident cases, establishing that a driver was on a cell phone is important when assigning fault after a car crash. At the personal injury law office of Nicole D Sullivan, PC, our attorneys recover the cell phone statements and text messages of car or truck drivers who cause auto accidents. By determining when a cell phone was in use or when a text message was sent, we can tell if a driver was distracted at the time of a car accident. Even if a driver was using an earpiece or Blue Tooth device that allowed the free use of his or her hands, distraction may still play a role in the accident that caused your injuries.
If you have been in an auto accident involving a driver on a cell phone or sending text messages, contact car accident lawyers at the Westborough law office of Nicole D Sullivan .
When Texting or a Cell Phone Conversation Ends in Serious Injury
The law office of Nicole D Sullivan represents people suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in auto accidents caused by people talking or texting on cell phones:
- Severe concussion
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Herniated disc
Fault, Liability and Massachusetts Law
Massachusetts is a modified comparative negligence state. As a result, if a person is judged 51% or more at fault, he or she cannot recover damages; if a person is 50% or less at fault, their compensation will be reduced by the percentage of their fault. For example, if you suffer $10,000 in damages but are 40% at fault, the most you could recover would be $6,000.
Insurance companies often use teams of investigators in car accidents in order to determine if there is anything that would justify shifting some or all of the blame onto the injury victim. However, when cell phones or texting is involved, it's a great deal more difficult to deny distracted driving wasn't involved.
Contact Boston Cell Phone Car Accident Attorneys at Nicole D Sullivan
If you have reason to believe the person who hit and injured you in a car accident was talking on a cell phone or texting, contact car accident attorneys at the law office of Nicole D Sullivan today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.