Texting And Driving: A Recipe for your Next Car Accident
Drivers in the Cottonwood, Anderson, Shasta Lake, Redding, and surrounding areas are well aware of the latest trend in distracted drivers. Driving while texting is creating a plague of car accidents. Instead of paying attention to the road, drivers are lol-ing their way through emoticons and messages as they text their bffs and update their statuses. The time spent looking at a mobile phone device while driving creates dangerous situations as our attention is diverted from the task at hand.
Studies indicate that driving while texting is comparable to driving while drunk. Both are equally dangerous. When things go wrong behind the wheel, the potential for deadly consequences goes through the roof.
The problem seems intractable. States have increased the penalty for driving while texting but haven’t been able to change driver behavior. Educational ad programs and even pledges have failed to make a difference. The problem is pervasive. While it seems that younger drivers are more likely to text behind the wheel, it turns out that their parents and grandparents are guilty as well. Anyone who is on the road with a texting driver is in danger.
If you have been in an accident and texting was involved, the injury claim will have more questions to answer as well as different elements. For example, how can you prove that the driver was actually texting before the accident occurred? What methods would you need to use to find out? Will the value of an injury claim change if the driver was texting?
The good news is that there are ways to get to the bottom of it all and find real answers. Accountability for texting while driving is within the realm of possibility. To find out how, give our office a call and we will get to work for you.
Our personal injury motor vehicle attorneys will get you the help that you need and are entitled to under the law.
The process of getting in contact with a lawyer can be intimidating. Once you’ve contacted an attorney, you have to tell the story and hope that you are making good sense. If you have never been to a law office, a first time visit can be uncomfortable. But you must tell your side of the story to an advocate.
A good lawyer will help you through the process. Instead of trying to fight a battle on unfamiliar grounds, it makes sense to pick up a phone and contact someone for legal representation. When it is your health and your life on the line, we can be your ally. We explain the process to you and fight hard to get the right decision.