Distracted Driving Auto Accidents On the Rise in Baltimore, MD, Washington DC and Virginia

Today there is a great deal of press concerning distracted driving.  The issue has entered the national consciousness, not just for the general public but also for Baltimore, Viriginia and Washington DC auto accident attorneys.  Do you talk on your cell phone while you're driving in the busy metropolitan areas of Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC or Virginia?  Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a national rise in distraction-related accidents, while the number of overall vehicle crashes has fallen.

Talking on a cell phone is one kind of distracted driving, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identifies these "complex secondary tasks" as distracted driving:

  • Dialing a handheld device
  • Locating and answering a handheld device
  • Operating and viewing a PDA
  • Reading of any kind
  • Driving with an animal in the vehicle
  • Reaching for a moving object
  • Swatting at an insect in a vehicle
  • Applying makeup

While the use of cell phones and smart phones catch most attention, many other tasks are also dangerous:

  • Eating
  • Drinking non-alcoholic beverages
  • Talking with passengers
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Singing
  • Smoking
  • Getting lost in thought

Research studies, news articles and forums abound with reports, statistics and heart-wrenching stories on the subject of distracted driving, which leads to serious traffic accidents throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Every day, Bob Katz and his lawyers in Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. represent clients who have suffered personal injuries from automobile accidents.  If you've been injured in a Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC auto accident involving a distracted driver, contact Bob Katz today.  Bob Katz, having practiced personal injury law for more than 35 years, and his team of lawyers can help you and provide the experience and resources to quickly assist you to get the compensation you deserve.  You may be entitled to compensation not only for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, but also for the repair or replacement of your damaged automobile.


Call Bob Katz for a free, confidential consultation. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve you. We serve accident victims of all ages, occupations, and ethnicities. We practice in and accept clients from Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.  No legal fees are assessed unless compensation is recovered.  Call Bob Katz today at 1-888-540-2599.

Robert W. Katz
Bob Katz is Chair of the Personal Injury Group at Gordon Feinblatt, LLC