Texting While Driving

Distracted driving is directly or indirectly responsible for most accidents that occur in Massachusetts. Cell phones and texting in particular are among the most common types of distractions involved in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a driver who was texting, it is important to speak to an attorney about your legal rights.

Cell Phone Accident Lawyers in Cambridge

At Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, our lawyers help clients after car accidents resulting from texting while driving and other distractions. Our firm has established relationships with a variety of well-respected experts and specialists, such as accident reconstructionists, physicians, highway engineers and mechanics. These professionals help us evaluate and prepare cases, ensuring that all relevant information is presented to the jury or insurance company.

Texting While Driving Is Illegal

In 2010, texting while driving was banned in Massachusetts. Under the law, drivers are banned from texting and e-mailing while operating a motor vehicle. The ban is not limited to periods of actively driving, these actions are prohibited while stopped at lights and stop signs. Violations of the law can result in a $100 fine.

For drivers under 18, no cell phone use of any kind is allowed and they face stiff penalties if found to be in violation of the law.

Contact Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry

If texting while driving was a factor in your injury, we will aggressively pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. To speak to a lawyer, contact us for a free initial consultation. We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.