Texting & Driving Accident Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on May 07, 2014 in Car Accidents
Texting and driving has taken on epidemic proportions across the country, and if your accident was the result of a texting driver you may be struggling to pay for medical expenses, lost wages and the cost of property damage.
When drivers operate their vehicle negligently it is only a matter of time before a crash takes place.
Have you been involved in an accident that was caused by another driver that was texting and not paying attention to the road?
Goldberg Finnegan take texting and driving accidents very seriously, which is why we always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to our clients.
For a free legal consultation and more information on the ways Goldberg Finnegan can help you, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page, or call (888) 213-8140 today.
Goldberg Finnegan does not accept up-front attorneys fees; we only get paid if we win your case.
Can I File a Texting and Driving Lawsuit?
Yes. Texting and driving has become one of the most commonplace forms of driver negligence in the U.S. When drivers engage in visual-manual subtasks like using a smartphone, their risk of an auto accident increases three-fold, according to data from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).
Maryland law prohibits texting and emailing while driving. It is a primary law, meaning an officer can pull over a driver they believe is texting without any other cause to stop them. This legislation highlights the fact that texting while driving is a dangerous activity that has resulted in far too many injuries and fatalities.
Shocking Texting and Driving Statistics
Compiled by distraction.gov, the U.S. governments official site for distracted driving information, these statistics on texting drivers may be surprising:
- At any given time across the U.S., approximately 660,000 drivers are using a cellphone or electronic device while behind the wheel. This number has remained constant since 2010.
- In the average time it takes to look at a text message a vehicle traveling at 55mph can drive the length of a football field. This means the driver is blind for roughly 100 yards.
- VTTI studies have determined that drivers who use a hands-free cellular device are no safer than those using a handheld phone.
- Teens are especially susceptible to the dangers of distracted driving. Approximately 10% of all drivers under 20 years old were reported to have been distracted at the time of their crash.
Goldberg Finnegan has extensive experience litigating injury crashes. We know the injuries that come from a texting and driving accident can be serious, and were ready to help you today.
Goldberg Finnegan Provides You with Free Legal Help
Contact Goldberg Finnegan today for help with your texting and driving lawsuit. Our experienced auto accident attorneys are ready to listen to the details of your claim and set out a plan of action to help you and your family recover the compensation you need.
Fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call Goldberg Finnegan at (888) 213-8140 now. We are ready to fight for your rights as soon as you need us.