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
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!