The National Safety Council reports a 14% increase in fatal car accidents compared to this same time last year. If your family is dealing with the loss of a loved one, please call Seattle wrongful death attorney Stephen Hornbuckle at (425) 679-0742 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
Cellphones and Car Accidents
According to the NSC, cellphone use is one of the biggest factors behind the increase in fatal traffic accidents. Sadly, despite this fact, laws regulating cellphone use tend to focus exclusively on texting. Is texting while driving dangerous? Of course, but it is far from the only danger posed by these ever-present devices.
Several studies have shown that all cellphone use causes dangerous levels of distraction. What’s more, hands-free devices, hailed as a safe alternative, have actually been shown to cause a higher level of distraction than handheld options, meaning neither are safe to use while driving. When you or someone you love is involved in an accident caused by a driver using a cellphone – hands-free or handheld – you have every right to hold that person accountable for their negligence and seek compensation for all of your damages.
To learn more about your rights following the loss of a loved one in a car accident, please contact the Hornbuckle Firm today. We serve Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and all surrounding areas of Washington.
Bellevue, Washington 98007
Phone: (425) 679-0742