Texting While Driving

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Texting While Driving

Texting while driving has become a serious problem, so much so that many states have passed laws making it illegal. I will be the first to admit that I struggle with texting and driving with many tasks that now fill our busy days. However, it is important to focus on driving and I am making a direct point in my own life to improve in this area. All it takes is one accident to change your and perhaps, more importantly, your family’s life forever.

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded. (1)
  • The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving makes the driver 23 times more likely to be in an accident. (2)

Please don’t text and drive for not only you and your family’s own sake but for those who you could injure. Texting and driving can result in criminal charges and prison time even if you manage to escape with no injury but injure another.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of texting, it is important to contact a lawyer and learn your rights for seeking compensation. As a result of the laws passed by many states not only are you entitled to receive compensation due to the negligent conduct of the texter but they also may be subject to criminal penalties. It is important to have an advocate who will stand by you through all phases of your matter. I have experience not only in recovering compensation but as assisting clients navigate the criminal arena as victims.

We are able to make sure that as a victim your voice is heard.
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[1] https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811650

[1] https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2009/07/2009-571.html

 

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