Inattention Can Be Catastrophic
Many states through the country have laws banning texting while driving. Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee are among the 39 states that have laws prohibiting texting while driving. Even so, many drivers often ignore such laws and text while driving, often resulting in serious auto accidents. In Kentucky, cell phone use was a contributing factor in 1,040 auto accidents in 2011.
Distracted Driving Accidents Put People At Risk
Driver distraction was a factor in 11 percent of the 30,797 fatal accidents nationwide in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More recently, a scientific study found that texting severely impairs a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Specifically, the study found that drivers react twice as slow while texting.
Texting and cell phone accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. One of the most common is neck or back injuries since many texting drivers fail to stop and collide into the vehicle in front of them, resulting in a rear-end accident. If you are a victim of a rear end accident, be on the lookout for symptoms of a whiplash injury and seek immediate medical attention.
Do You Have Injuries From A Kentucky, Indiana Or Tennessee Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car wreck caused by reckless driving, take back control. Contact a Louisville texting auto accident lawyer who can fight for your rights. Contact the Slechter Law Firm. Serving clients in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, the experienced, dedicated lawyers at our firm have helped countless people dealing with the aftermath of a texting while driving accident. We understand the subtle differences in each state’s laws. We use this knowledge to build a solid legal case with one goal in mind: to get you the money you rightfully deserve.
Car accidents happen fast. Every second counts. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a texting driver on the Dixie Highway or elsewhere, don’t suffer in silence. Seek justice. Contact a Louisville texting auto accident attorney who can put your needs first at 502-694-5407 or by completing our online form.