Texting While Driving Accidents
17.6 billion text messages were sent in 2012. That doesn’t include the 41 billion that are sent via texting apps. These astronomical numbers indicate that texting happens during all hours of the day, including while driving.
Texting while driving is reckless, dangerous behavior that can lead to serious car accidents that result in injuries or death. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of texting, it is important to contact a Phoenix accident attorney who can educate you on your rights for seeking monetary compensation for your losses.
Recently there have been federal and state pushes to curb texting while driving. Arizona is in the minority of states that has not banned texting and driving. While there is no state-wide texting ban, the cities of Phoenix and Tucson have banned texting while driving. In Phoenix, fines are $100 if texting while driving; if the texting causes an accident, then the driver faces a $250 fine. These fines are pennies compared to the damage that a family may suffer because of another driver’s choice to text and drive.
Know the Facts
- Texting while driving makes a driver 23 times more likely to crash.
- Drivers talking on a cell phone are 4 times more likely to have an accident
- Answering a text takes away your attention for approximately 5 seconds—enough time to travel the length of a football field.
- In 2012, 3,328 people died in crashes in which distracted driving was a contributing factor.
- Researchers have found a 37% reduction in brain activity associated with driving when subjects were on a cellphone while steering a simulated vehicle.
How Beauchamp Law Can Help You
Accidents caused by someone’s poor decision to text and drive are especially devastating since they are so preventable. All law firms are not created equal. The Phoenix accident attorneys of Oracle Law Group understand that nothing can make up for the physical and emotional pain an accident victim has felt, but we want to help you with the recovery of the monetary compensation you deserve.
While other law offices will have a paralegal evaluate your case, Beauchamp Law will always have an attorney evaluate your personal injury claim.
We have a Registered Nurse on staff, who is also a licensed attorney, that brings compassion and warmth to our legal services. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life, so we will try to alleviate some of that stress by keeping you apprised of what is happening with your case so you can make informed, educated decisions when necessary.
We serve clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities throughout the State of Arizona.
Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. You pay zero fees unless you recover: (480) 704-0777