Texting while driving is one of the most insidious traffic hazards of our times. Experts say that the distraction of any conversation reduces a driver’s ability to concentrate on what is happening outside the car. If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, you should contact an attorney to explore your legal options.
The Dangers of Texting and Driving
Whether a driver is talking to passengers or talking on a cell phone, conversing with others apparently takes away some alertness. Texting while driving also involves aversion of eyes from the road as well as hand activity. The sum total can be deadly. A driver who is absorbed in texting activities may miss seeing another car stop or change lanes, noticing a curve in the road or noticing a pedestrian.
Cellphone records can provide evidence that a driver was engaged in texting or phone calls at the time of an accident. Insurance companies, driver safety nonprofit advocacy groups and government agencies have all reported and documented countless tragic crashes in which driver distraction was apparently a factor.
Police may or may not make notes about another driver’s cellphone use activities at the time of an accident. However, a vigilant personal injury lawyer on your side can initiate accident reconstruction. A detailed investigation can turn up evidence that the driver who struck you or collided with your car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle was texting and driving. Information of this type can strengthen your case.
Personal Injury Law Firm in West Virginia
With more than 40 years of experience on our side, we are experienced, accomplished advocates of the injured. If you were injured because another driver was texting while driving, you can rest assured that we will work hard to develop a strong case in pursuit of the compensation you need to cope with:
- A brain injury
- A spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Any serious or catastrophic injury
We work on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a Charleston Texting Accident Lawyer
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