As technology becomes increasingly incorporated into our daily lives, the expectations for individual availability and communication have increased as well. We are constantly responding to or sending correspondence through our personal communication devices and this does not cease once we get behind the wheel. Despite growing societal initiatives to reduce the number of drivers engaging in telecommunications while navigating the roadways, texting and driving is still a leading cause of car accidents on the roadway.
The law in this area has made very clear the presence of repercussions when someone’s use of a cell phone while driving causes a wreck. The use of a cell phone may be an infraction or misdemeanor in some jurisdictions when no injury or collision arises, but when texting and driving does cause an accident much more serious punishment may result for the driver that causes the wreck. If a driver is texting while driving and causes a wreck, that may be a factor that increases the damages sought by the injured party.
If you have been injured by someone who causes a collision while texting and driving, it is crucial to reach out to a legal professional who has a comprehensive understanding of the legal implications of this kind of car accident. There are many measures that must be taken to obtain records proving that the tortfeasor was in fact texting while driving. The car accident attorneys at Fletcher Law Office, LLC are standing by to speak with you about your case and the steps that need to be taken to move forward. Contact us.