Since the advent of cell phones, the U.S. and other countries have experienced a new type of negligent and at-risk behavior: texting while driving. This has increasingly become a cause or contributory factor in traffic crashes leading to injury and death.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a driver whose eyes were on a cell phone instead of the road, your injuries are the result of inattention and negligence. You may be facing past and future medical expenses, lost income, a damaged car, emotional trauma, and physical pain. The damages you’ve endured should come to you in full from the negligent motorist who hit you and/or the driver’s insurance company.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we are deeply familiar with all of the causes and forms of negligence that can result in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. With our proven experience, persistence, and considerable resources, we will work to help you pursue the monetary compensation you need and deserve for all of your damages. We know what to do, how to do it, and will apply all of our proven methods in that endeavor.
We have a strong track record in this field of law going back to 1997, which has resulted in millions of dollars obtained for clients. Since our success is based on the resolution of your claim or lawsuit, we roll up our sleeves, put our heads together, and work vigorously on your behalf.
According to TextingAndDrivingSafety.com, a minimum of 23 percent of all traffic accidents in 2011 were cell-phone related. That percentage translates to 1.3 million crashes. Texting while driving generally comprises the distracted driving behavior that takes your eyes off the road the longest, which is 5 seconds or more. Even that brief a period raises your likelihood of a traffic crash by 23 times. Using a mobile communications device in a vehicle influences crash risk in these ways:
Unfortunately, texting while driving is a big factor among younger drivers. Time reported in June 2014 that 41 percent of teenage drivers in this country admitted to texting or emailing while driving. Distraction.gov highlights many studies about novice and younger drivers who engage in this activity as well as studies that show that texting while driving is as dangerous as, or more so, than drunk driving.
Following an accident, you may not be in any kind of physical, emotional, or mental shape to handle the legal details of a claim. Furthermore, you may not be aware or know how to combat insurance company tactics designed to pay you as little as possible.
That’s why it pays to seek the services of a firm like Steinger, Iscoe & Greene. We know how to fully back up your claim, deal with insurance companies, and apply all of our resources to getting you full compensation. Contact us to discuss your accident case – call for a free consultation today.