Texting and Driving Accidents
Texting and driving accidents are becoming more and more common, despite attempts to limit and restrict drivers from texting behind the wheel. Distracted driving claimed 3,166 in 2017. That is not to mention the number of crashes caused by cellphone usage. Using a cell phone while driving creates the potential for more accidents to occur – this is especially true for teen drivers. A teen driver who is using a cellphone is 4x more likely to be involved in a car accident.
Distracted Drivers on the Rise
There are many distractions for drivers, but texting, in particular, is especially distracting, you must look at the screen, correctly respond and type out the response to the message before sending it. Even a “fast texter” (let’s say they can respond to a text in 5 seconds)- traveling at 55 mph you’d have travelled about the length of a football field in that 5-second span. That is plenty of time for something to change suddenly and lead to an accident.
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a distracted driver at fault, contact us. Our team has will guide you through the legal process and help you make the most informed decision, that will be best for you. We want the best possible outcome for you, so you can focus on what is most important, your health and recovery. That is why we offer free case consultations and we don’t charge anything unless we are able to win your case.
Texting Accidents – How Can a Lawyer Help?
The issues of texting and driving are relatively new but have already made a large impact on roads all across the United States. It is estimated 25% of all car accidents involve distracted driving due to cell phone usage. These accidents often leave victims with long-term injuries, disabilities and in some case death. This leads to medical costs and lost wages, meaning financial hardships can be imposed on the victim and their families.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident as the result of distracted driving, finding an attorney who’ll fight to get you the compensation you need is necessary. Our team has the experience and resources to secure the best outcome for you. We can help get you the care you deserve and need in order to continue to provide for yourself and your family long after the ordeal is over.