Cell Phones and Texting Behind the Wheel Leads to Serious Auto Accidents
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on March 11, 2014
There are many different dangers that people face with regard to motorists. This is especially true in our current age, where there are more and more distractions vying for our attention, and more and more gadgets that are able to feed our need for distraction.
The fact of the matter is that distracted drivers are dangerous drivers, both for themselves and for people who share the road. If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who was inattentive, our skilled personal injury attorneys will help you receive just compensation for injuries sustained or losses experienced. Right now, we want to focus on a common source of driver distraction today: cell phones/smart phones.
Cell Phones Use Is a Major Distraction
Smart phones make lives more convenient, but they are such a major distraction. Smart phones are not only potential hazards when a driver is talking on the phone. Games, playlists, texts, web browsing, and other apps can also lead to distractions if drivers try to divide attention between their mobile device and the road.
An Increase In Accidents Over the Years
Given how pervasive smart phone use has become, it should be no surprise that there has been an increase in accidents related to smart phone use over the years. This is one of many compelling reasons why smart phone use and cell phone use in general should be reserved for when the car is fully stopped and off the road.
You Should Never Text and Drive
Texting and driving has been an especially horrible form of driver distraction that has been in the news lately. Acclaimed movie director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, The Cave of Forgotten Dreams) even filmed a short documentary PSA on the dangers of texting while driving. Herzog interviewed the drivers themselves and/or their loved ones in order to reveal the tragedy of these kinds of accidents as well as the remorse that people felt for causing them.
The Repercussions of Using a Cell Phone / Texting While Driving
When drivers use their phones behind the wheel, they increase their chances of injuring themselves, their passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. There have been a number of accidents that have been caused by cell phone use that have led to drivers themselves dying, or striking and killing others.
If you or a loved one has been affected by the negligent actions of a distracted driver, our auto accident attorneys will fight for your side each step of the way.
How Our Legal Team Will Help You In Your Time of Need
During your case, our team will examine all of the evidence available. We will build a strong case that demonstrates the negligence of the other party and we will hold that other party responsible for injuries, losses, and other matters related to the accident. Ultimately, our goal is to help you achieve peace of mind moving forward.
Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits
For more information on your legal entitlements following a serious auto accident, be sure to contact our Salt Lake City, Utah personal injury lawyers today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best decisions with regard to all of your legal options.
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