Using A Hands-Free Phone

A distraction is commonly defined as any activity that pulls a driver's attention away from the road and surrounding cars for even an instant. Performing activities such as changing a radio station, adjusting a mirror or talking to passengers, while driving can lead to serious accidents.

Many drivers attempt to mitigate distractions by using hands-free phones. Unfortunately, talking on the phone at all while driving is a documented cognitive distraction that can slow a driver's reaction times significantly while operating a motor vehicle.

Proof That Phone Use While Driving Is A Distraction

The University of Utah recently published a study that showed that people who drove while talking on the phone had their reaction times delayed as much as having blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 — the legal limit for drunk driving. It is interesting to note that the study did not make a significant distinction between using a hand-held phone versus a hands-free device.

Of course, to prove a distraction to the court, you will need solid evidence in your particular case that the other driver was distracted, and experts on your team know how to establish the full and fair value of your damages and injuries.

At Keogh Crispi, our attorneys in Manhattan have over 40 years of combined experience guiding clients through a wide range of personal injury cases. We have the experience and ability to perform a thorough and detailed investigation of your accident. Through our practice, we have developed relationships with accident reconstructionists and trusted industry professionals.

With a detailed understanding of your accident, we can effectively negotiate on your behalf with the at-fault party's insurance carrier for the maximum compensation you deserve for past, present and future injuries and damages.

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