Texting and Driving Accidents in Anne Arundel County

Did a distracted driver cause your accident?

Recently, there have been many campaigns and advertisements regarding the dangers of texting while driving and the statistics are staggering. In 2011 alone, it is estimated that at least 23% of all traffic-related accidents were a direct result of cell phone usage. As the number of drivers with cell phones on the road increases, the number of accidents increases as well. Teenagers are more likely to be in a texting while driving accident than adults but any person operating a vehicle with an electronic device in their hand could put another driver at serious risk. If you were injured in an accident where the other person was texting or talking on a phone while driving, it is absolutely imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer from Trunnell Law, LLC as soon as possible.

The Dangers of Texting

It is clear to see that any distracted driving is bad driving, but texting can be particularly dangerous. Drivers who look down at their phones to read or send a message, operate the internet or navigation on a phone or dial a number, take their eyes away from the road for up to five seconds at a time. A driver moving at highway speeds and texting puts not only themselves, but other drivers on the road in serious danger. If a driver is moving 55 miles per hour and texting, that is the same as driving the length of a football field with their eyes closed. Distracted driving is highly dangerous and texting has quickly become the preferred source of communication for most Americans, even while operating their vehicles. While Maryland does have laws preventing individuals from using handheld devices while driving, many people still do. Even if the person is using the devicec at a stop light or during traffic, they can still cause a major accident. If you or a loved one were injured because of a distracted driver, it is important that you immediately contact an attorney from our office.

Were you injured because of a distracted driver?

When a driver looks away to send a message, read a message, browse social media or dial a number, their reaction time is greatly impaired. Driving requires complete attention to the road and need to be able to respond to various scenarios in a matter of seconds. Drivers who take their eyes off the road cannot respond to stopping or slowing traffic and often spend at least 10% of their time outside of their own lanes. Distracted drivers often overcompensate or undercompensate for these traffic changes, leading to terrible accidents. Recent studies have shown that in 2011 in alone over 3,000 people were killed and thousands more seriously injured because of distracted driving. If you or a loved one have been injured, you need to immediately retain representation to hold the liable party responsible for their actions.

As previously stated, texting while driving is illegal and dangerous in Crofton and the entire state of Maryland and the wrongful party can be held accountable for your injuries. Working with an attorney can help prove that the responsible driver was texting while operating their vehicle. When you obtain the representation of Trunnell Law, LLC, we will review all the evidence collected from your accident. We will look over police reports and witness statements and determine if you were struck by someone who was texting and driving or operating a vehicle in a negligent manner. Our firm will use our full knowledge and understanding of Maryland laws to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Working with Trunnell Law, LLC can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. It is important that you immediately contact Trunnell Law, LLC today and retain the representation of a trusted and experienced personal injury lawyer if you were injured in a texting while driving accident!

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