Texting and Driving Accidents
Hit by a driver who was texting?
Were you in an
accident with someone who was texting while driving? While advances in modern cellular
technology has changed the way we live, unfortunately, texting has resulted
in an unintended consequence: it is causing thousands of fatalities each
year on America's roadways, and South Georgia is no exception.
If you or someone you love had your life changed in an instant by this
dangerous form of driver negligence, the Tifton auto accident attorneys
at Hudson King stand ready to serve you. Over our years in practice, we
recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we would be honored to put our knowledge and experience
to work for you.
Why choose Hudson King?
In almost all cases,
we don't charge a fee unless we win
- We serve all of South Georgia
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The Known Dangers of Texting While Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been leading
the movement against distracted driving. According to the NHTSA, distracted
driving is a dangerous epidemic that resulted in 3,328 fatalities in 2012
alone. The following are facts reported by the NHTSA:
- 71% of teens say they have composed/sent text messages while driving.
- At any given moment, 660,000 drivers in the U.S. are using their cell phones
or electronic devices.
- Your eyes are off the road for an average of five seconds while texting.
At 55 mph, that's the equivalent of driving the length of a football
field while blindfolded.
- In 2012, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes.
Distracted driving refers to any activity that could divert a driver's
attention away from the primary task of driving. While all distractions
endanger driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety, texting while driving
is by far the most alarming form of driver distraction that exists today.
Speak With a Tifton Auto Accident Lawyer
In Georgia, there is a ban on all cell phone use for bus drivers and novice
drivers, and there is a statewide ban on texting while driving for
all drivers. While these bans are set in place for good reason, not all drivers act
responsibly and follow the rules.
If you were injured as a result of someone who was texting while driving,
you deserve to be properly compensated,
you don't have time for unnecessary delays or insurance games, because the RESULTS DO MATTER.
Take action today by
contacting our firm to schedule your free case evaluation.