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Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic on Michigan roads. Many motorists may think that their response time is not affected by multitasking behind the wheel. However, the annual increase in preventable car accidents proves that this is not the case.

During a motor vehicle accident investigation, officers look for signs of distracted driving at the crash scene. At Lipton Law, our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers aggressively pursue compensation for victims injured by inattentive drivers. We make it our mission to get answers and justice in car accident cases in Southfield and the surrounding area.

Forms Of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs when drivers operate vehicles while struggling with visual, manual or cognitive distractions. Visual distractions happen when drivers take their eyes off the road. Manual distractions require motorists to take their hands off the wheel. Cognitive distractions force drivers to take their minds off driving. Alone or in combination, these combinations have deadly results. 

Texting on a cellphone while driving involves all three forms of distraction. That’s why, in Michigan, the texting ban is a primary offense, meaning law enforcement officers do not need another reason aside from texting to issue a citation.

Distracted drivers can also cause accidents when a motorist participates in these activities while driving:

  • Watches a video
  • Eats or drinks
  • Puts makeup on
  • Talks to passengers
  • Reads maps or other items
  • Changes the radio, CD or MP3 player
  • Uses a global positioning system (GPS)

Legal Experience You Can Count On

At Lipton Law, our attorneys have the legal experience and knowledge to hold distracted drivers liable for the injuries and other losses you and your family have suffered. We are committed to helping you obtain compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

To find out how we can help give you the edge you need in a distracted driving case, contact us online or call us today at 248-557-1688 for a free consultation.