When people hear the phrase “distracted driving”, the first thing they usually think of is texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. However, distracted driving includes many things, even using a GPS device.
In the recent Pennsylvania case, Rockwell v. Knott, a Lackawanna County judge found that a driver who causes an accident while using a GPS can be liable for punitive damages if it is proven that the driver completely diverted his attention from the road while driving.
This is an important decision which recognizes that there are a variety of electronic devices which can contribute to distracted driving accidents.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a distracted driver, please contact our Personal Injury Attorneys at Stark & Stark to discuss your rights.