Spreading the Message Not to Use the Cell Phone While Driving

A young woman who survived a horrific accident is now speaking out on the dangers of cell phone use while driving. She is not one of our clients. On January 7 of this year, Kaitlyn V. was driving to see…

Now Samsung Galaxy S7 Phones Are Exploding

It turns out Samsung may not have completely solved its exploding phone problem. The South Korean company recalled all Galaxy Note 7 phones in September after fires and explosions from overheating batteries were reported. A month later, Samsung halted sales…

MN Woman Causes Fatal Rollover While Texting

A young woman died on Friday, October 21, 2016, when her car rolled over on Wisconsin Highway 35 near River Falls, Wisconsin. A texting driver caused the crash, according to the preliminary investigation. Our thoughts are with the family. The…

iPhone Explodes, Catches Fire in Student’s Pocket During Class

An iPhone 6 Plus belonging to a student at Rowan College at Burlington County in Pemberton, NJ exploded and caught fire in his pocket during class. There were no serious injuries, but the class was relocated for the day. Darin…

Family of Child Hit by a Work Truck Sues

The family of a 4-year-old child sued the driver of the work truck that hit her and the driver’s employer, a gas and electric company. According to the lawsuit, the truck driver was talking on his cell phone at the…

Teen Run Over by Semi Truck

A fatal accident in California highlights that preliminary police reports can have errors. A teenager and her brother were in a crosswalk when she was run over by the rear wheels of a semi truck and killed. The police says…

Cell Phone Use While Driving is a Growing Problem, Accident Lawyers Warn

Americans continue to use electronic devices while driving, despite warnings that it causes their own driving to deteriorate and can lead to crashes, injuries and even death, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In fact, at any given…

Distracted Driving on the Rise, Accident Lawyers Report

Our car accident lawyers are seeing more accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting and talking on a cell phone. Every serious crash investigation now includes an analysis of phone records, which can be used as evidence in a lawsuit…

No Texting Pledge for Family Drivers Could Save Lives

“Have the drivers in your family sign a ‘No Texting Pledge’,” urges Eric Hageman, an attorney with our law firm who represents accident victims and their families nationwide.  You can contact Eric for a free consultation here. “Having clients injured…

Texting Ban Laws, NHTSA Puts Money on Better Enforcement

To date, 49 states ban texting, 39 with specific laws banning texting and 10 states with laws that ban any use of handheld cell phones while driving. These laws are only as good as their enforcement. For this reason, the…

Updated Guideline Encourages Collection of More Distracted Driving Information at the Scene of a Crash

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released the 4th edition of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guideline, a voluntary set of standards that helps the states decide what information to collect at the scene of a crash. For…

Texting While Driving Can Lead to Injury and Death

This article was written by attorney Fred Pritzker. We all know the consequences of DUI and DWI: criminal penalties, license suspensions, death and injuries. As a result, the public has no tolerance for drinking and driving and violators are punished…