The Law Offices of Steven T. Snow

Personal Injury Attorney Cape Cod

 

Texting While Driving: A Criminal Offense

Any type of distracted driving, such as text messaging while driving whether it’s touch or voice-activated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is against the law, plain and simple.  Unlike operating under the influence laws in Massachusetts, which state that a person’s blood alcohol level must be .08% or higher to be considered impaired, there is no gray area – no minimum threshold which must be met – when it comes to texting while driving. If someone is texting while they’re driving, they’ve broken the law.  And if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone who was texting while they were driving, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, the loss of the ability to earn a living or earnings capacity, permanency of injury including disability, physical pain and mental suffering and disfiguring scarring.

While determining if a motor vehicle operator who caused an accident was texting while they were driving is typically straightforward – physical evidence at the accident scene and phone records are difficult to dispute – making sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you’re entitled is much more problematic.  It requires an attorney with an ability to fully comprehend medical records, and an intricate knowledge of how injuries might typically affect an accident victim now and in the future.

Successfully securing maximum damages from a driver who caused an accident while texting also requires an inherent knowledge of how automobile insurance companies handle such cases; the information they’ll use to assign monetary value to an injury, the ways in which they’ll attempt to minimize the liability of their client, and dispute the injury of the accident victim in an effort to reduce their financial exposure.

Prior to opening his own Cape Cod law practice in 2004, Attorney Steven T. Snow worked for a Boston law firm which represented automobile insurance agencies and their customers.  Since establishing his Mashpee law firm, Attorney Snow has proven himself to be one of Cape Cod’s most knowledgeable and tenacious personal injury lawyers.  He has the experience and understanding needed to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome following an accident with a driver who was texting while operating a motor vehicle.

Attorney Steven Snow helps victims, and their families file bodily injury and wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible for these accidents.  If the driver’s negligence causes your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, the loss of the ability to earn a living or earnings capacity, permanency of injury including disability, physical pain and mental suffering.

 

Call for a Free Consultation 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by texting and driving, call the Law Offices of Steven T. Snow today at 508.477.7100 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation.  From his office in Mashpee, as a personal injury lawyer, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties.

 

Call for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by texting and driving, call the Law Offices of Steven T. Snow today at 508.477.7100 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation. From his office in Mashpee, as a personal injury lawyer, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties.

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