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Steve Vinick speaks with Super Lawyers about smartphone distraction

Distracted driving now leads drunk or impaired driving as the leading cause of car accidents nationwide. JGL principal Steve Vinick shares his legal perspective and experience with Super Lawyers of even the possibility of smartphone usage by anyone involved in a legal case. “Distracted driving is a violation of statute—you have the requirement to pay full attention to your driving when you are behind the wheel,” says Vinick. Smartphones offer drivers the distraction of texts, phone calls and applications to social media like Facebook. If there is belief for any reason that usage of a smartphone played a role in an accident, attorneys have the option to use the smartphone as evidence. “…once your eyes have left the road, by definition, you are now a distracted driver. That’s how I present it to the jury,” says Vinick.

A principal in Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation practice groups, Steven Vinick has more than 20 years of experience in representing clients in matters including medical malpractice, personal injury and criminal defense. Over the course of that career, Steven has earned a reputation as a skilled litigator and highly effective courtroom advocate.

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