Texting & Driving Crashes
Texting while driving takes the driver’s eyes off the road and hands off the wheel. It also significantly impedes the driver’s attention. Research shows that using a cellphone while driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.*
Numerous states have made texting while driving a ticketable traffic offense, recognizing the threat it poses to others on the road. Some cities in Texas have also made it illegal. In most cases, though, texting while driving is illegal because it falls under the broader umbrella of distracted driving.
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Texting while driving can lead to tragic consequences. Even if you are a safe and responsible driver, unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of drivers on the road. Far too many people make a habit of checking social media or texting while driving, resulting in rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, rollovers or multi-car pile-ups.
In the aftermath of a serious texting-and-driving accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn. The insurance company may be pressuring you for a settlement simply to get the case over with. In fact, you have important rights and may be entitled to significant compensation — potentially including exemplary damages for egregiously reckless behavior on the part of the other driver. Your first step should always be to consult with an experienced lawyer.
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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).