Driving While Texting

Aggressive Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Car Accident Victims Throughout Southern California

It seems like common knowledge: cell phones and cars just don’t mix. Texting and driving puts everyone on the road at risk—not just the driver who engages in this dangerous behavior. Yet, each year, thousands of people are killed and tens of thousands more injured in accidents caused by motorists who were driving while texting. At Power Trail Lawyers, we proudly represent accident victims and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving distracted drivers. We have more than ten years of practical experience, successfully handling countless car accident claims on behalf of clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

The Dangers of Driving While Texting

Distracted driving has long been a concern; however, never has it been as common as it is today. As of 2020, approximately 99% of all drivers have cell phones, and about eight percent of drivers admit to using their phones while driving. While some of these people are using their phones to talk, many are texting.

In fact, texting is more dangerous while behind the wheel than driving because driver’s need to actually remove their attention from the road completely to write or read a text. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, reading or writing a text message takes a driver’s attention off the road for about five seconds. A lot can happen on the road in five seconds. For example, the average yellow light is between three to six seconds long. And, if a driver is moving at 55 miles per hour, they will travel the length of an entire football field in the amount of time it takes them to read or write a text message.

None of this should come as a surprise, as most drivers are well aware of the dangers driving while texting presents. However, people continue to text while behind the wheel, dramatically increasing the chances of causing an accident.

Recovering After a Distracted Driving Accident

After an accident caused by a driver who was texting while driving, accident victims may wonder what they can do to get financial help with all their accident-related expenses. However, bringing a personal injury lawsuit after an accident doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll receive compensation; you need to prove that the other driver was negligent. And, while driving while texting meets the legal definition of negligence, it can be hard to prove that the other driver was actually texting leading up to the accident unless they admit to it. However, experienced injury lawyers have ways of doing so, whether it’s by speaking to eyewitnesses, other drivers, or by subpoenaing cell phone records.

A personal injury lawyer can also ensure that you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Often, insurance companies will offer lowball settlement offers to unrepresented accident victims, hoping that they want a quick resolution to their case. However, by taking an insurance company’s initial offer, you may be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.

Were You Hurt in an Accident by Another Driver Who Was Driving While Texting?

If you or a loved one was recently injured in a driving-while-texting car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for everything you have been put through. At Power Trial Lawyers, we can help. Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have more than ten years of experience aggressively advocating on behalf of accident victims just like you, connecting them with the compensation they deserve. We can help you understand all your options and determine which is best for you and your family. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today, call (888) 808-2179. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. We proudly represent clients in Los Angeles County and Orange County and have conveniently located offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

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