Newsflash! We are now living in a world where nearly everyone has a cell phone. Ok, well maybe that’s not exactly news, but it has created newsworthy results in some areas. Cell phones have given us the ability to talk to anyone all around the globe, to use it like a computer to manage our daily lives, and of course, to send thousands of text messages. Here is where one of the main problems with technology comes in….sometimes the technology that affords us so much convenience can actually put our lives in jeopardy. Here we will explore one of those problems—texting while driving.
Why Is Texting And Driving Dangerous?
For starters, texting while driving causes you to take your eyes off the road ahead of you. We forget sometimes that the act of driving demands 100% of our attention, as well as the ability to have quick reflexes and quick reaction time. Think about it—when you factor in weather conditions, other motorists, high rates of speed, etc., then you have the makings of a terrible disaster – a car accident.
Consider this as well: It requires dexterity in your hands to text. In order to drive safely, you should have both hands on the steering wheel. If you are texting, your hands are off the wheel and if anything happens, you will not have time to react quickly to avoid an accident. You are also putting other drivers at huge levels of risk. Nobody wants to knowingly share the road with a driver who has their hands and eyes off the road because they’re texting.
We all multi-task behind the wheel and tend to believe that it won’t cause a problem, or that there will be no lasting consequences for such actions. However, 28 states have implemented laws against texting and driving. If you disregard these laws and cause an accident due to distracted driving such as texting, you could be held liable for the car accident, especially if the other party is injured.
If you have been the victim of a texting while driving accident, you need to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer. It’s important not to wait too long because of the statute of limitations. We here at The Law Offices of Dennis J DiSabato will be happy to answer any of your questions if you have been the victim of a car accident. You need an advocate on your side in order to try and obtain the full settlement you deserve.
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