Distracted driving has been a problem for many years throughout the country, but in recent years, texting and driving has become a serious issue. Several years ago, Michigan banned texting while driving. Individuals who are caught reading or sending text messages while they are operating motor vehicles will be subject to tickets and fines. Despite the ban, however, people still continue to text and drive, and when they do so, their actions sometimes lead to accidents.
Texting while driving increases your risk of an accident much more than previous studies have concluded. A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute used cameras to continuously observe light vehicle drivers and truckers for more than 6 million miles. Virginia Tech’s study found that when drivers texted, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting.
If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by someone who was texting and driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Let one of our skilled Flint car accident attorneys evaluate your case. Call us at 810-767-5420 or email us today for a no obligation free case evaluation.
It is important for accident victims to work with skilled lawyers who can investigate the accident and gather all the appropriate evidence needed to prove the case.
Drivers who act carelessly and irresponsibly by sending and viewing texts while driving should be held responsible for any harm they may cause.
An accident that involves texting while driving can be even more devastating than other types of accidents because the driver typically isn’t focused on applying the brakes in order to lessen the impact of the crash. In fact, studies have shown that a texting driver’s reflexes and reaction times are just as slow as a drunk driver who might have caused a drunk driving crash. The result of such accidents can lead to broken bones, serious internal injuries or even death.
If you have been injured in an accident by someone who was using a cellphone or texting while driving, contact one of our skilled injury lawyers to find out more about your legal options. Call us at 810-767-5420 or email us right away to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.
Though some may try to dispute it, texting while driving causes accidents. But this form of bad driving behavior extends beyond mere texting — many drivers surf the Internet using iPhones, laptops and tablet computers. The result can be an accident that causes serious or deadly injuries.
At Nickola Law, we provide quality representation in cases involving texting accidents and distracted driver accidents. Our injury lawyers understand how to investigate the causes of motor vehicle accidents, determine the amount of damages and argue persuasively in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by a driver who was texting at the time, talk with our law firm. We can explain the factual and legal issues in your case, and your rights concerning compensation. Call us at 810-767-5420 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced injury attorneys.
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