Accidents Caused by Driving While Texting Cell Phones
Did you know that cell phone texting accidents have claimed thousands of lives? In fact, the National Safety Council reports that there are approximately 1.6 million cell phone related car accidents each year. About 200,000 of those are due to people who are texting while driving. This results in thousands of tragic fatalities each year due to cell phone texting accidents.
Legislature prohibiting texting while driving exists in 10 states, and many more are planning to come on board. It is important that you understand your rights should you, or someone you know, be injured in a cell phone related car accident.
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Cell Phone Texting Accidents: Know Your Rights!
There is nothing scary or life altering, than being in a car accident. The situation is magnified when that injury is a result of the other driver’s negligence. To be injured, or worse, because someone is texting behind the wheel is unforgivable. It is important that you understand your rights so that you can receive justice, and adequate compensation, for your losses.
Famous talk show host, and inspirational speaker, Oprah Winfrey began her No Texting While Driving campaign over two years ago. While the movement garnered a huge following, statistics of cell phone related accidents have only increased each year. It is imperative that the drivers who commit these negligent crimes are made to face strict consequences.
Individuals need to acknowledge that driving while distracted is a serious crime, causing life threatening injuries and/or fatalities, and violates the rights of innocent victims. They should face serious consequences as an example to others, in the hope that the number of cell phone related car accidents decrease.
Are You a Victim of a Cell Phone Texting Accident?
If you, or someone you love, has been involved in one of the thousands of cell phone texting accidents that occur each year, you should consider hiring an Brian Loncar Lyon Jenkins. Too often people believe they are “okay” at the scene of the crime, only to have injuries come back to haunt them down the road. The right attorney can evaluate your case and make sure that you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Hiring an attorney can make sure that your rights are respected and that the driver pays the price for the crime of driving while distracted. An attorney can ensure that justice is served, and that you are compensated in the manner you deserve.