Being distracted while driving is a top reason for auto accidents. The distractions that cell phones provide — especially texting — prove to be extremely dangerous. Studies from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving increases the risk of a car accident 23 times more than if a driver was not texting.
A Nationwide Insurance study showed that 20% of drivers on the road are texting while behind the wheel. This number jumps to 66% when looking at drivers between the ages of 18 to 24.
Many states have either passed or are considering passing legislation against cell phone use while driving. But until laws are in place, most people will still put themselves and others at risk in order to text.
As these types of accidents become more common, and without the laws to protect you, you need an experienced personal injury attorney who will defend your rights if you've been in a texting and driving accident.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.