Getting Tough on Distracted Driving Laws

It seems that every year, there is a new technological advance that tempts drivers to remove focus from the road. Distracted drivers can drift into oncoming traffic, change lanes without seeing other vehicles or drive through an intersection unaware of traffic patterns or safety signals. An inattentive driver can cause serious collisions, leading to life-altering injuries.

If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you might be entitled to recover monetary compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. At Cross Border Law, we can represent clients injured in Seattle or Vancouver, or their surrounding communities. We thoroughly understand personal injury law in both Canada and the United States, and can provide the legal guidance our injured clients need.


Any action that removes a driver’s attention from the road is a distraction. Distractions can be cognitive, manual or visual, and can include:

  • Eating
  • Personal grooming
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Texting
  • Manipulating the menu of a navigation system
  • Reading
  • Changing a radio station or selecting an MP3 track

Unfortunately, distracted drivers can cause devastating accidents. Head-on collisions, rear-end collisions and side-impact collisions are commonplace when a driver takes his or her eyes off of the road. If you were injured in an accident caused by an inattentive driver, you will likely face serious injuries such as multiple fractures, traumatic brain injuries, neck sprains and spinal cord damage. Let our firm thoroughly investigate your accident, injuries and your prognosis for recovery.

Cross Border Law is prepared to provide legal guidance and representation from start to finish in your motor vehicle accident case. Call the firm or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Whether you need a lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia, or Seattle, Washington, contact our firm.

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