Texting While Driving Accidents

While cellphones can help people stay connected to their friends and family wherever they are, these devices also can cause people to be disconnected from the task of driving when people use them behind the wheel. In fact, the use of cellphones – and, specifically, texting while driving – is a huge and growing problem in the U.S. despite the fact that many states have taken steps to ban this behavior.

When texting while driving accidents occur, victims can count on our Montgomery and Birmingham car accident attorneys to fight for their rights to compensation.

When texting while driving accidents occur, victims can count on our Montgomery and Birmingham car accident attorneys to fight for their rights to compensation.

Texting While Driving Statistics

Here is a closer look at some texting while driving statistics that can spotlight how big of a problem this form of distracted driving/driver negligence is in the U.S. These statistics have been published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as the National Safety Council (NSC), the Insurance Research Council (IRC) and other reputable agencies.

  • Approximately 23 percent of all traffic accidents in the U.S. involve texting while driving and other uses of cellphones while driving.
  • As many as 1.6 million car accidents that take place each year on U.S. roadways involve texting while driving and the use of cellphones behind the wheel.
  • Texting while driving can be as debilitating as driving after having consumed 4 alcoholic beverages, and it reportedly is six times more dangerous than drunk driving.
  • Texting while driving is currently the biggest problem among drivers who are 20 years old and younger (i.e., the most inexperienced motorists on the road). In fact:
    • About 25 percent of all of these drivers send at least on text message every time they drive.
    • Approximately 13 percent of these drivers admit to having been texting immediately before to getting into a car accident.
    • More than 10 teenagers die every day in car accidents caused by motorists who were texting while driving. 

The bottom line is that texting while driving is a preventable form of negligence. If people put down their phones and stop texting while driving, they can substantially reduce their risk of getting into car accidents, and they can do their part to keep the roads as safe as possible.

Montgomery and Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC 

After texting while driving accidents or any accident caused by a distracted driver, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights. Our attorneys are dedicated, determined and dependable legal professionals who have been committed to the pursuit of justice for more than 16 years. This has given us the experience and legal knowledge that is necessary to help our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their important legal matters.

By trusting us to represent you, you can rest assured that our skilled and dependable Montgomery and Birmingham car accident attorneys will build you a strong case, will stand up for your rights at every step of the legal process and will work relentlessly to resolve your case as favorably as possible.

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To discuss your case and learn more about your rights, set up an initial consultation with us today. To set up this meeting today, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.