A federal agency responsible for investigating auto accidents recently recommended banning the use of cell phones while driving, including hands-free cell phone devices. The National Transportation Safety Board made this dramatic recommendation published on the front page of the New York Times based on safety concerns. “It’s about not being engaged at the task at hand,” NTSB chairman Deborah Herman said, referring to talking on a cell phone while driving, even while using a hands-free device. “Lives are being lost in the blink of an eye.”
Distracted driving injures and kills thousands of people every year nationwide and in Michigan. Such accidents happen fast, as Deborah Herman noted. She added, “You can’t take it back, you can’t have a do over, and you can’t rewind.” Rebuild your family’s future with a rock-solid Michigan texting auto accident attorney in your corner. Rely on the Law Offices of Goodman Acker. Serving clients throughout Michigan, an experienced Detroit distracted driving attorney at our firm can devote their time and attention to fighting for your rights. We understand the state’s complex cell phone laws. We use that knowledge to get accident victims the compensation they rightfully deserve. Put the power of a Michigan car accident lawyer behind you. Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker.
In Michigan, it’s illegal to text while driving. Nationwide, 35 states ban texting while driving. In addition, nine states prohibit the use of hand-held phones. No states completely restrict drivers from using cell phones while driving. That should change, Herman said. She compared using a cell phone while driving to drunk driving. “It’s going to be very unpopular with some people,” Herman said, referring to the idea of completely banning drivers from using cell phones. “We’re not here to win a popularity contest. We’re here to do the right thing.”
A total of 5,474 people died in 2009 in America in distracted driving accidents and thousands more were injured. If you or a loved one sustained a serious or fatal injury due to a distracted driver in Michigan, take action now. Contact a law firm who will fight for your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker. We’re on your side.