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Cell Phone Laws May Not Prevent Accidents:

Call a Lawyer if You’ve Been Injured

cell phone lawsMobile phone laws are gaining popularity in the United States and seek to promote cellular phone safety while driving.

The improved safety from laws banning cell phone use while driving is currently a hot topic of debate in the media and among those who analyze driving with cell phone statistics.  However, the debate is academic to victims of cell phone car accidents.  While state mobile phone legislation and local cellular phone policy may influence the behavior of some drivers it certainly will not eradicate texting or talking on the cell phone while driving and victims will continue to suffer the effects of cell phone and driving accidents.

Victims of cell phone driving accidents are entitled to damages regardless of whether a driving with cell phone law is in place.  Jon Ostroff is committed to helping victims of Pennsylvania accidents.  He has spent more than 20 years representing more than 20,000 accident victims and he is ready to help you.

Why Cell Phone Legislation Won’t Solve the Problem of Mobile Phone Driving

For decades, states have tried to legislate safe driving practices.  For example, it is against the law to drive drunk.  Yet, each year people are hurt and killed in drunk driving accidents.  State mandated cell phone driving safety programs will not be 100% effective, just as drunk driving laws are not 100% effective.  People will continue driving while on a cell phone, believing that an accident just won’t happen to them or that the call or text is too important to miss despite the dangers it presents.

What You Can do to Protect Yourself When a Mobile Phone Law Doesn’t Protect You

You can’t count on laws to completely protect you against cell phone use while driving. Accidents caused by cell phone use while driving will not stop, even if this common phenomenon is slowed down by laws addressing this problem. it is important to know how to protect yourself.  You can protect yourself by:

  • Driving Defensively: Expect that each driver traveling near you is driving while on the cell phone.  Keep a safe distance, look carefully at all intersections, and remain alert to potential dangers.
  • Contact an Experienced Pennsylvania Accident Lawyer if You’re Hurt: Even the best defensive driver cannot anticipate all of the dangers of driving while on a cell phone. Accidents occur because they cannot be anticipated or defended against.  If someone else has hurt you, or a killed a loved one, in a cell phone related car accident, then the best way to protect yourself is to recover the financial damages that you need to pay your medical bills, replace your lost income and which compensate you for your pain and suffering.

Let an Experienced Accident Lawyer Help You Recover

You only have one chance to recover financial damages in a car accident case. Therefore, it is important to hire the right attorney to represent you.  Jon Ostroff has helped more than 20,000 accident victims over the past 20+ years.  Few attorneys match his experience – or his personal commitment to each and every client that he represents.  Call Jon today to discuss your case and to protect yourself even if state law has failed to protect you and your family.