Victim Of Texting While Driving?
While cellphones can help people stay connected to their friends and family wherever they are, these devices can also 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 lawyer, Joe Reed, to fight for their right to compensation.
Trustworthy And Determined Representation For Distracted Driving Victims
After a texting while driving accident or any type of traffic accident caused by a distracted driver, you can count on Mr. Reed to be an aggressive advocate for your rights. At his firm, Joe Reed & Associates, LLC, he is a dedicated, determined and dependable legal professional who has been committed to the pursuit of justice for more than 25 years. This has given him the experience and legal knowledge that is necessary to help our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their important legal matters.
By trusting attorney Reed to represent you, you can rest assured that he will build you a strong case, stand up for your rights at every step of the legal process and work relentlessly to resolve your case as favorably as possible.
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% 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 four alcoholic beverages, and it is, reportedly, 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% of all of these drivers send at least one text message every time they drive.
- Approximately 13% of these drivers admit to having been texting immediately before getting into their car accidents.
- 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.
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