Texting While Driving Accidents
According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top cause of distracted driving is the use of a cell phone.
While portable devices like cell phones and hand held computers have generally made our lives much easier, unfortunately, many people use these devices during their daily commutes, or when running errands around town. As a result, the likelihood of being involved in a distracted driving car accident has increased significantly. In a supplementary survey that was also sponsored by the NHTSA it was noted that of the 6,000 drivers that were questioned, an overwhelming amount supported increased law enforcement efforts to curb aggressive driving - which included using photo evidence, greater fines, an increase in vehicle intervention by officers and also a push for greater public awareness of this problem.
If you have been injured in a texting while driving accident, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form to the right.
Texting While Driving Accidents & Causes
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are three main types of driver distractions. These include:
- Taking your mind off of driving.
- Taking your eyes off of the road.
- Taking your hands off of the wheel.
While texting and driving is legal in certain parts of Arizona,in Phoenix, there is a city-wide ban on texting while driving. If a driver is found guilty of texting and driving and causes a car accident, they can be fined up to $250.
Texting & Driving Accident Lawsuits
In a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, it was discovered that a driver who is texting while behind the wheel is 23 times more likely to be in a motor vehicle collision than other drivers.
Using a cell phone while behind the wheel is comparable to operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and contributes to approximately 18 percent of all auto accidents nationwide. Furthermore, 21 percent of annual fatal teenage car wrecks are also attributed to texting while driving and other cell phone usage.<
While proving negligence in a typical auto accident case can be hard, proving that texting while driving caused an auto accident can be even more difficult. One of our experienced attorneys can help prove that negligence and increase the chances of you receiving a favorable outcome for your personal injury lawsuit.
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At Phillips Law Group, ourdistracted driving accident lawyers know how to gather the necessary evidence, such as cell phones and cell phone records, in order to pinpoint the cause of an accident.
We are licensed to practice law over the entire state of Arizona, and have successfully prepared and litigated cases in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler - just to name a few.
With over $14 MILLION in successful verdicts for our clients, we feel very strongly that negligent driver must be held responsible and accountable for their actions. With this in mind, we will fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an auto accident that you believe may have been caused by a driver who was texting while behind the wheel, you may be eligible to receive compensation.