Technology has become more prominent in our lives, and one of the biggest problems drivers of all ages face is texting and driving. Many people believe it’s not a big deal, but a lot can happen in the “5 seconds” a driver looks away from the road.
Let’s put those 5 seconds into perspective. If you’re traveling at about 50 miles per hour, 5 seconds translates into a football field length of you driving with your eyes off the road. Many things could happen in that time, such as hitting a pedestrian, rear-ending the car in front of you, or even driving off the road.
Not Everyone Follows the Law
Recent statistics show that 23% of driving accidents involve cell phone use. That means that approximately 1.3 million car crashes a year are due to cell phone-related distractions. Many states, including Iowa, have implemented laws banning the use of cell phones for texting while operating a vehicle. And while it’s the law, not everyone follows it.
If the other driver involved in your accident was texting or otherwise distracted when they caused the car wreck, we can use that information to strengthen your case. After all, getting compensated for a personal injury is all about proving someone else is at fault for your pain and suffering. Let’s make sure the right person (or, more likely, the right person’s insurance company) is the one who pays to cover your medical bills and other expenses caused by the accident.
There for You in Your Time of Need
If you or a family member has been injured because of a distracted driver using a cell phone or smartphone, I will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. This includes payment for all the pain and suffering you have encountered, loss of current and future income, medical bills, funeral costs, and emotional distress.