Texting While Driving Leads To Numerous Accidents
Texting while driving is a rising epidemic that is responsible for an unprecedented number of crashes on America’s roads and highways. The statistics are startling. In 2011, close to a quarter of all crashes were a result of cellphone and smartphone use — 1.3 million crashes in total. The reason is clear — texting makes a crash 23 times more likely.
Sadly, this epidemic shows little sign of slowing down. The best way to protect drivers and foster accountability on our roads is to hold negligent drivers accountable. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident due to someone’s texting while driving, or due to other distractions, we are prepared to put more than 50 years of car accident experience to work for you. For a free consultation, please call Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, in Charleston at 877-416-5457 or contact us online today.
Texting And Other Distractions
If necessary, our lawyers are prepared to subpoena cellphone data records to build the strongest possible case. If the insurance company is unwilling to settle for the compensation you need and deserve, we will be ready and willing to go to court to pursue compensation.
Along with texting while driving, we are prepared to do whatever is necessary to obtain compensation for other distracted driver accidents involving issues such as:
- Cellphone or smartphone use
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
Any of these actions can result in accidents that injure other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Distracted driving accidents can cause injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, burn injuries, amputations and crush injuries. The most severe accidents may cause wrongful death.
We will seek the compensation you need for injuries, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.