Historically, cell phone use while driving was thought of primarily as a teen driver problem. In reality, cell phone distraction while driving is an epidemic that spans all age groups. According to crash data, 50% of adults surveyed admitted to using a cell phone while driving.
Adult cell phone use while driving has become a problem for employers as well, who are liable for accidents their employees cause due to distracted driving. In response, many employers have adopted anti-cell phone policies for their employees while they are on the clock.
Many employers have been on the hook to pay for their employees who cause distraction-related accidents, sometimes in the millions of dollars. Despite stricter cell phone policies for employees, employers can still be held accountable for these types of accidents.
This can happen when:
Employers can be held accountable for distraction related accidents their employees are involved in even if they had anti-cell phone policies in place, but did not actively enforce those policies.
If you were involved in an accident caused by a driver who was using their cell phone at the time of the crash, contact The Pittman Firm, P.A. today to discuss potential legal recourse.