What Is Distracted Driving?

There Are Various Types Of Distractions

Connecticut's definition of distracted driving has three possible categories:

  • Visual. This means not looking at the road.
  • Manual. This means not keeping your hands on the steering wheel.
  • Cognitive. This means not keeping your attention on driving.

These categories can be combined, such as in the case of texting while driving, and are meant to include anything that takes your attention away from thoughtfully operating a moving vehicle. Connecticut law prohibits the use of any mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.

Not only can distracted driving add points to a driver's license, but if it causes an accident that results in your injury, you may have a case to pursue damages.

Get The Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver's distraction, you should know that you may be entitled to money from the other driver or their insurance company.

At Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law, we are seasoned personal injury attorneys. Throughout our decades of practice, we have seen the laws around distracted driving change and evolve. We are aggressive advocates and work hard to get our clients the best possible outcome for their situation.

Get A Professional Opinion On Your Situation Today

If you are wondering whether you have a case for damages, call our New London office at 800-499-0145 today to discuss your options with a lawyer. You can also reach out through our online contact form and we will respond as promptly as possible. Your initial consultation will be free.