Dangers of Texting While Driving
Approximately 1.3 million car accidents each year are caused by texting and driving. The increased reliance on hand-held devices for navigation and communication is causing a surge in auto accidents, especially among younger drivers. Texting while driving is dangerous due to the extended amount of time during which the driver is distracted from the road. It takes a minimum of five seconds to compose or read a text, as such the driver is often not focusing on the road during this time. When traveling at a normal speed limit, a vehicle can travel the length of a football field without looking up. The risk of a car accident during this time increases 23 times, putting the driver and others on the road at risk of danger. The repercussions of texting and driving are significant, injuring and killing thousands of people each year.
Injuries from Texting and Driving
As with any car accident, severe and life-threatening injuries are common for the driver and any other vehicle involved. Conditions associated with texting and driving include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Brain Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries
The severity of these injuries can mean expensive medical bills. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, we believe that the driver responsible for your injuries should also be held responsible for the financial burden they may have caused you. Our mission is to find you the compensation you need to get back on your feet after an accident.
Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer in Columbia
If you or someone you know was injured by a driver that was texting at the time of the accident, please contact the auto accident attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC. We hold drivers accountable for the damages they cause when exhibiting reckless and dangerous behavior. Please call our Columbia offices at (803) 350-9230 for more information or to discuss your case in full with an experienced distracted driving lawyer.