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 that it is not a big deal, but a lot can happen in the “5 seconds” you look away from the road. If you’re traveling at about 50 miles an hour, that “5 seconds” is 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 a slowed car in front of you, or even running you off the road.
Not Everyone Follows the Law
Statistics show that 23% of driving accidents involve cell phone use. To put that into perspective, 1.3 million car crashes a year are due to cellular phone distraction. 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.
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, Jason Rieper of Rieper Law, P.C. will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. This includes for all the pain and suffering you have encountered, loss of current and future income, medical bills, funeral costs, and emotional distress.
Call Jason Rieper today at 515-471-5057.