Every year, distracted driving results in thousands of injuries and deaths in the United States. In many cases, texting while driving is to blame. When behind the wheel of a car, it is imperative to stay focused on the road at all times. Unfortunately, cell phones, smartphones, iPhones and other mobile devices are causing drivers to put staying in touch above the safety of others. At Law Offices of Gary Green, we see cases like this all the time, and we’re here to stand up for the rights of the victims of people who text while driving.
A Dangerous Distraction
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16 percent of fatal crashes in the U.S. in 2008 were caused by distracted driving. That total accounts for more than 5,800 deaths. In various surveys, a disturbing number of people admit to texting while driving. There is currently not a national ban on texting while driving, but 35 states have made it a crime. In any event, texting while driving causes drivers to remove their attention from the road. While reading or sending a quick message, lives can change in the blink of an eye.
Have You Been Caught Texting?
If you choose to text while driving and are found to be at fault in an accident that resulted in injuries or fatalities, you can expect Law Offices of Gary Green to come after you. We work hard to protect the rights of victims in such cases, so you should be prepared to face serious consequences for your careless actions. Instead of waiting for that to happen, you should put a strict ban on the use of mobile devices while driving. If you have to take your attention away from the road for even one millisecond, you should think twice.
Are You a Victim of Texting while Driving?
Have you suffered from injuries in a car accident that was caused by someone who was texting while driving? If so, you need to contact Law Offices of Gary Green right away. It is critical to fight for your rights in these cases, and we assist clients in similar situations all the time. Why should you have to pay for another person’s carelessness? You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, and we can help. Don’t let another person get away with putting their cell phone use above your safety. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green today.