It seems obvious that texting while driving increases one’s chance of causing a car accident or being in one. In fact a driver texting is about 25% more likely to be a car crash compared to an attentive driver. Each year the US Department of Transportation releases data about car accidents and their known causes. Automobile crashes due to a driver using a cellular phone causes over 1.5 million accidents and also take about 6,000 lives each year.
First and foremost, please do not text and drive even if you are stopped at a red light. It only takes seconds for an accident to happen while you are texting. Think of your loved ones. They do not want to lose you or see you hurt. If you are texting you won’t see a vehicle losing control and coming in your direction.
If you are the victim of a car accident caused by a driver using a phone, report it immediately to the police officer who arrives at the scene of your accident. If you are taken to the hospital, an officer will come and speak with you when you are ready and again make sure to make a clear statement.
Phone companies can be subpoena to supply phone calls and text records. Kauffman & Associates, car accident lawyers, have experts who can investigate and prove your case.
If the driver was texting, it is very likely that you have a personal injury case. This is also true for any passengers in your vehicle who suffer any injuries.