Using Social Media While Driving

Smartphones, tablets and mobile apps make it easy to access addictive social media anywhere. Some drivers are constantly checking their smartphones for news feeds, responding to messages via social media and posting status updates — all while driving. These can be difficult habits to break. Nonetheless, drivers who indulge in using social media while driving place the lives of others at risk.

Any type of social media outlet could be a factor in a distracted driving accident, including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Tumblr
  • YouTube

Drivers can easily run afoul of traffic laws and lose basic common sense when they are paying attention to social networks rather than the road. In fact, using a cellphone while driving can cause the same level of impairment as driving while drunk.* The danger of using social media while driving cannot be underestimated.

Victim Of A Car Accident Caused By Using Social Media While Driving?

If another driver's compulsive use of social media while driving led to a serious accident, you should not have to suffer the enormous physical and financial consequences. Fortunately, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and out-of-pocket expenses. Depending on the circumstances, you may also be entitled to significant exemplary damages due to the other driver's reckless behavior.

Following an accident, it is critical to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as practicable. In Williamson County, you can contact me, attorney Carl Knickerbocker at The Law Office of Carl Knickerbocker, P.C., in Georgetown, Texas. I am known as The Boar for my persistence and dedication in battling for clients' rights. As a local lawyer with extensive experience in personal injury law, I am passionate about serving the needs of injury victims and fiercely pursuing justice.

You can count on me to advance your case with zeal and enthusiasm.

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*Source: David L. Strayer, Frank A. Drews and Dennis J. Crouch, "A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver," Human Factors (University of Utah, Summer 2006).