Texting While Driving
Texting while driving is dangerous, and it is one of the most common types of distraction driving that harms the driver, passengers and innocent victims. Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity. However, most people do not realize the danger of texting while driving and are confident that they can text and drive safely.
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, and nearly 330,000 injuries occur every year from accidents caused by texting and driving. Studies also show that texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
California Texting and Driving Laws
Texting while driving is illegal. Under the law, drivers may not write, send or read text based communication while driving—this includes text messages, instant messages and emails. In addition, California bans all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving.
Find a Lawyer for Help
If you have been in an accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, you should seek help from an experienced accident attorney immediately. Texting while driving cases are sometimes difficult to prove because the offending drivers may deny using their cell phones when the accident occurs. If this happens, you may need a lawyer to help you to get the other driver’s phone records. SMS Law Group can help you through the claim process and ensure you are compensated for the negligence of the other driver.
The aftermath of an accident can be painful: serious body injuries, disfiguration, long and painful recovery, long term care and loss of income. Here at Torero Law, we take an aggressive stand for the victims of these accidents. We work extremely hard to ensure that you receive the compensation for all your damages and pain caused by the negligent driver, including medical bills, lost wages, damage to your property, pain and suffering, disfigurement or disability.
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