Distracted driving is so common because electronics are widely-used. Most of us have been in the road while another driver was using their cell phone. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, then you know how frustrating this can be.
In Texas, 461 people died last year due to distracted driving. Approximately 18,000 total people were injured in this state last year because of a distracted driver. It is important to remember that cell phones are not the only distraction. Tending to children, daydreaming, drinking, talking, and eating are also considered distracted driving.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a distracted driving accident, it is important that you to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
You will need to talk with an attorney before you speak with an insurance adjuster. Do not sign any document without talking to an attorney.
Distracted Driving and Cell Phones
There are over 660,000 people in the United States who use a cell phone while driving. Many people use a hands-free device, but studies have shown that this does not make cell phone use any safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that people are more likely to use their cell phones during rush hour. They are also more likely to use their cell phone when they do not have any passengers in the car, or the passengers are under the age of 8.
Liability for a Distracted Driving Accident
Instead get in contact with an experienced distracted driving attorney. Distracted driving accidents are a common occurrence and should be approached with the urgency of any other personal injury case.
After Personal Injury can pair you with a distracted driving accident accident attorney in your area who can review the facts of the case and pursue legal action. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.