Texting and Driving – St. Louis Texting and Driving Accidents
A person texting takes their eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field without looking up.
Distracted drivers can cause catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries to others on the road. Whether people are using their cellphones, GPS or laptop computers while driving, they are creating a serious danger to everyone around them.
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we have been assisting injured victims and families who have lost loved ones in car accidents for more than 15 years. We have the proven skills needed to protect your interests and help you move forward with your life.
Texting and Driving Accidents
Texting while driving has become a serious problem in recent years. In 2011 it was estimated that 23% of car accidents involved cell phone use. When a person is texting they take their eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. If that same person is traveling at 55 mph, that is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field without looking up.
Many do not think that it is a problem. A large percentage of young adults feel confident that they can text and drive safely. May claim that it’s easy to do and that it doesn’t seem to pose a danger. However, statistically a person is 23 times more likely to have an accident if they are texting.
Other Driving Distractions
There are many other activities that negligent drivers participate in that endanger others on the road. These may include:
- Programming GPS devices while driving
- Using their laptop computers
- Talking on their cellphones
- Applying makeup
If you were in a car accident because of someone else’s negligent driving, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer who has recovered compensation for clients in similar situations. Attorney Christopher Hoffmann is well respected in the legal community and has the skill required to recover the maximum compensation for you.
It is critical to never text while operating your vehicle, for the sake of your passengers and the drivers around you. If you have been in an accident caused by another individual who was attempting to text, you have rights against him or her to recover for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been in an accident due to another persons distracted and negligent driving, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. for legal assistance. Call us at (314) 361-4242. We offer free consultations in all personal injury cases and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.