Multi-tasking isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. While a lot of people pride themselves on their ability to do more than one thing at one time, driving is not an ideal time to try and accomplish several tasks. Unfortunately, in today’s mobile society, too many drivers are doing just that; and causing accidents in the process. Studies show that taking your eyes off the road for even just a few seconds can result in serious accidents. The time it takes to refocus your attention on your driving after glancing at your phone can mean the difference between causing an accident, and avoiding one. When injuries result from texting and driving, the party who caused the accident must be made to answer for their negligence.
In addition to texting while driving, too many drivers spend time doing other things on their cell phone. Sending or reading email and posting to social media are common culprits. A FoxNews report has this to say about what drivers are doing on their phone while driving:
● The percentage of drivers that text while driving is an astronomical 90%!
● Simply glancing at a cell phone, just to see if there is a text or an email, happens 75% of the time.
The problem is that out of those surveyed, 30% of the respondents believe they can drive safely while engaging in these activities. This is true even though most drivers admit they know these actions are dangerous. Victims of car accidents from distract driving can suffer the same types of injuries as when electronic devices are not involved. This includes broken bones, bruising and scrapes, internal bleeding, back and neck injuries, and head trauma. It is important to hold the drivers accountable for their actions, in order for the injured party to fully recover and to help deter similar action in the future. Let me pinpoint the cause of your injuries, and aggressively pursue the compensation to which you are entitled to be made whole again.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident and you suspect texting and driving to be the cause, attorney Robert Greening has the answers. Call a Dallas, Texas personal injury attorney today.