Texting While Driving
San Antonio Car Accident Attorney : Cell Phone Usage While Driving
Mobile Phone Use While Driving. The dangers and risks of driving while distracted
As you are probably aware, driving while talking on a cell phone is not safe. Studies have found that cell phone usage while driving is just as risky as driving while intoxicated, making cell phone users four times more likely to be in a crash. Texting while driving has been found to be even more distracting. A shocking 73% of drivers admit to talking on cell phones while driving and 19% admit to texting.
Driving While Distracted is quickly becoming a grievous error in the legal world. Laws have been passed against cell phone usage while driving in at least eighteen states. There is a federal ban on texting while operating an 18-wheeler truck, and more and more employers are banning cell phone usage while driving outright. Lawsuits are successfully being brought against drivers who cause accidents due to their cell phone usage. Even in the absence of specific laws against cell phone usage, in a car accident lawsuit, juries are likely to rule against a driver who was found to be on a cell phone at the time of the accident. The bottom line is that, if you have been in an accident caused by another driver who was on a cell phone, you may have a better chance securing the compensation you deserve. Contact the San Antonio automobile accident lawyer at Carabin Shawand Laurel and make sure your injuries are fully compensated.Practice Areas: Car Accidents – Trucking Accidents – On the Job Injuries – Wrongful Death – Construciton Accidents – Boating Accidents – Premises Liability
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