In today's age, so much is electronic. Many of the most common electronic devices are hand-held or portable, allowing an individual to carry the device virtually anywhere. Drivers on the road often become distracted by the use of electronic devices, which can lead to serious accidents.
At McLeish Orlando LLP, we assist individuals who have been injured in truck accidents and personal injury matters. We have obtained significant judgments and settlements for clients, and we are recognized throughout Ontario for our personal injury law services.
Distractions From Cell Phones, DVD Players and Other Electronic Equipment
Because truck drivers are on the road for significant amounts of time, it is not uncommon to observe their use of electronic equipment such as cell phones, portable DVD players, GPS devices or laptop computers. Built-in navigation devices, such as radios, display screens and communication equipment, can also cause distractions.
Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are the largest vehicles on the road, giving them the smallest margin for error. Actions such as switching lanes, braking and accelerating take much more time than the same activity would in a regular-sized vehicle — requiring meticulous attention to detail from the truck driver.
Proving negligence due to distractions from electronic devices can be challenging. The Toronto lawyers at McLeish Orlando LLP, who focus on distracted driving matters, are highly familiar with the investigations that are necessary to yield the evidence needed in order to obtain the maximum amount of accident benefits for clients. We are highly familiar with legislation and the legal issues involved in these cases. We also utilize a wide range of resources in our clients' cases, including experts and state-of-the-art technology.
Lawyers for Accidents Caused by Texting While Driving
We invite you to contact our firm at 1-888-494-8201 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also contact McLeish Orlando LLP online via email. There is no charge to learn if we can help.