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Distracted Driving Accidents


We’ve long know that reckless and intoxicated drivers are a serious hazard to both themselves and others around them, but another group has quickly joined them as one of the leading causes of car accidents on the road: distracted drivers. It only takes just a mere moment for conditions on the road to change, and a driver who is not fully aware and focusing on the road ahead of them may not be able to react in time, resulting in a potentially serious accident.

If you have been injured in an accident and you believe a driving distraction may have been involved, you should discuss your case further with an Altoona car accident attorney. Drivers are required to remain focused on the road in front of them, and a distraction can cause them to make a major mistake, which would result in them being held liable for the accident. At Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith, we work hard to review the facts of your case and use them to help you secure the substantial compensation to which you are entitled. We recognize the importance of fighting for justice, and we provide high-quality legal representation through every step of the process.

If you have been injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to call Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith today at 814-201-6845​ and schedule your initial consultation.


Today’s modern conveniences combined with other traditional attention grabbers have made for an environment in which drivers have never been more distracted. As a result, distracted driving now ranks as one of the top three causes of injury and death in accidents. In the year 2014 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed and 431,000 people were injured in car accidents caused by a distracted driver.

Some common driving distractions include:

  • Talking on the phone
  • Text messaging
  • Adjusting the music on the radio
  • Grooming
  • Having a conversation with a passenger
  • Roadside advertisements
  • Eating or drinking
  • Dealing with the kids in the back seat

Need assistance with your case? Contact Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith online now!