Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). It is estimated that an additional 416,000 people were injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted driver.
Consulting a Riverdale attorney after an auto accident involving a distracted driver enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in a Riverdale auto accident involving a distracted driver you should discuss your case with an auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
The Android "PhoneGuard" app locks a cell phone when it detects motion faster than ten miles per hour. The app repeatedly pings GPS satellites to detect a cell phone's movement. Incoming phone calls can be received but the phone is locked for almost all other purposes including dialing, texting, or reading incoming messages. The phone produces the message, "No Texting Vehicle" when it is blocked. The app can be activated or disabled remotely by a password-authorized administrator.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving contributes to as many as 20 percent of auto accidents. The DOT website, distraction.gov, claims that distracted driving causes almost 5,500 fatalities and 450,000 injuries annually.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Riverdale auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith by calling (770) 487-8999. We can assist you in every stage of your case including obtaining the available evidence.