There are a number of reasons that drivers become distracted in a vehicle. They may be using a mobile device, texting while driving, trying to navigate or inputting information into an electronic device. Accidents caused by distracted drivers can result in a number of different injuries, which can be challenging on many different levels.
The legal team at McLeish Orlando LLP stands up for those suffering injuries from auto accidents, including accidents caused by distracted drivers. You can rely on our firm for competent legal services, knowledgeable legal advice and assertive representation.
Accidents Caused by Distractions From Electronic Equipment
In today's world, many vehicles contain electronic equipment such as GPS devices, high-tech stereo systems and equipment containing display screens that require input in order to function. Using such devices and inputting data on display screens while driving can then lead to a number of accidents, including:
- Multi-car collisions
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents/Intersection accidents
Drivers can easily become distracted due to the number of people in the vehicle. Too many individuals in the vehicle may not only be a distraction, but also may be a violation based on the driver's license type. For example, drivers in Ontario with G2 licences cannot drive with more individuals than the number of seat belts in the car.
One of the most common distractions arises from the use of cell phone and texting while driving. In Ontario, a driver cannot text, dial or communicate on a cell phone while driving a vehicle (unless the cell phone is mounted and hands-free). This ban became effective in October of 2009, and we have significant experience handling matters involving the use of cellular devices in relation to car accidents.
Inattentive Driving Accidents Lawyers Serving the Greater Toronto Area
The lawyers at our firm are ready to provide knowledgeable and competent legal advice that meets the needs of your particular situation. The team at McLeish Orlando LLP is reliable and recognized for quality legal services throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Toronto lawyers for distracted driving accidents, please call 1-888-494-8201 or contact our firm online.