Texting and Driving Accidents in Redding
Assisting Clients Involved in Texting Driver Accidents
The newest plague of accidents to hit the country is one that you’ve probably heard all about. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted drivers took 3,477 lives in 2015, and that number has been increasing over recent years. Many of these drivers are distracted by their mobile devices. Driving is difficult enough without someone buried in their cell phone, responding with emoticons and “LOLs” to their “bae.” This attention should be diverted towards driving safely.
At The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold, our Redding car accident lawyer has many reasons to believe that texting while driving is just as dangerous as driving while under the influence.
Texting while driving is extremely risky because the culprit is distracted in three ways:
- Cognitively: The driver’s mind is no longer focused on the road. Even a short response to someone can result in one second of distraction, which is all that is needed for a major collision to occur
- Visually: Instead of paying attention to the road, drivers may look at their phones frequently as they wait for a message. This is just as risky, if not more so than texting while driving
- Physically: In order to remain in full control of the vehicle, the driver must have both hands on the necessary controls. This cannot be done with a cell phone in hand
Despite all of the increased criminal penalties, pledges, and advertisement campaigns, people still continue to text while behind the wheel. Do not be fooled into thinking that it’s just teenagers that do it. Adults of all ages are also responsible for accidents that occur as a result of texting and driving. Each time a driver pulls his cell phone out to send a quick text, he or she is putting everyone’s lives at risk.
We Can Fight the Legal Battle for You
If you have been involved in an accident and you believe that the driver responsible was texting, we can help. You may ask yourself questions such as, “How can I prove that the driver was texting? What’s the process of finding that information out? How can it affect my case?” Our experienced personal injury attorney in Redding can help you answer these questions and prepare you for the legal road ahead. You shouldn’t have to fight this battle while you try to recover from your injuries. We can take on the challenge for you and get you the settlement that you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold at (877) 620-1371 to schedule your free case evaluation. Our legal team can provide you with the legal assistance you need to get back on your feet.