The National Safety Council reports that 1,600,000 texting while driving accidents occur each year. These accidents have caused 330,000 injuries. Distracted driving can be traced to several different activities. The level of texting accidents, one type of distracted driving, has risen quickly. The growing use of cell phones among all age groups is seen as a leading cause of distracted driving accidents.
Texting Accidents Due to Slow Reaction Time as Bad or Worse Than DUI
It is believed that 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or other electronic devices daily. Texting while driving slows reaction time. Studies show that texting drivers reaction time is affected as much as those of DUI drivers.
The increase of cell phone ownership and texting while driving supports the claim that texting accidents are becoming epidemic. Deaths from car accidents increased by 7.2% in 2015 according to Fortune. Distracted driving resulted in 3,509 of those deaths. In October 2016 the National Highway Traffic Administration reported that deaths from distracted driving increased by 8.8% to 3,477.
Most people asked about their cell phone use believed themselves to be good drivers. This is despite the fact they admitted to texting while driving. The research and statistics show many people are fooling themselves.
If you or a family member becomes a victim of a serious texting accident a personal injury attorney will help you successfully navigate the claim process. Car accident injury claims can be complicated. Your attorney will help you build a strong case to make sure you receive the compensation you will need. Compensation to cover medical costs, ongoing therapy and more.
Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Joel Baskin – Texting Accident Injury Help
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