We all know that texting and driving is dangerous,but unfortunately that doesn’t stop it from happening . . . just ask any [dcl=7110]. In fact,texting or being otherwise distracted accounts for about 25 percent of all vehicle related deaths in the US; and on average 9 people are killed each day due to distracted driving.
Perhaps unsurprisingly,it’s teen drivers who are most likely to text and drive,partly because they just aren’t experienced enough to know any better,and partly because texting has become the preferred means of communication for many younger drivers. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens,and almost 60 percent of car crashes involving teens are due to distracted driving.
Texting while driving is illegal in almost every state; only Montana,Arizona and Missouri have yet to make that ruling,although in AZ and MO,beginner drivers are banned from texting. It’s easy to see why texting and driving is so dangerous,as it’s distracting on several levels. Not only are your hands away from the steering wheel,but your eyes aren’t on the road and your overall focus isn’t on what is happening around you. In fact,if you are driving at about 55 mph,you have already driven the length of a football field if you take your eyes off the road for just five seconds to text or do anything else.
If you or someone else has been injured in a car accident and the cause was clearly distracted driving,you have a strong case for financial compensation. Gather together as much information as you can at the scene of the accident; any witness statements that back up what happened can be useful. And of course,you may need the assistance of a good [dcl=7110],one who has experience and knowledge of this type of personal injury case.