Texting While Driving
Were you injured because another driver was texting while driving?
Texting is an extremely popular way to communicate with friends and family. Unfortunately, there is a growing number of car accidents that took place when a driver was texting while driving. It is illegal in in the state of Indiana to text while driving, by some people continue to endanger the safety of others by ignoring the law and just cannot resist reading or answering a text message while operating a vehicle - an extremely dangerous activity. If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by texting while driving, it is in your best interest to hire a knowledgeable attorney who can help you proceed with your personal injury lawsuit. At SedwickLaw, PC, we can advise you of your rights as a victim, and file a claim or lawsuit to recover damages that reflect the degree of the injuries suffered. My firm has recovered millions in damages, and I am proud to have been highly rated by my peers, as well as being listed in a listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠.
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Texting while driving is an especially dangerous trend for young drivers. Distraction.gov, a government website for distracted driving information, reports that 11% of fatal crashes involving drivers aged 15-19 were due to distracted driving. Many of these distracted driving collisions were due to texting while driving. Texting while driving is arguably the most dangerous distraction to a driver, and research from US Department of Transportation shows that people remove their eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds for every text message sent or received, and during those crucial seconds, travelled hundreds of yards down the road.
If you have been the victim of a car accident due to a driver texting while driving, you may have been hospitalized to treat your injuries. You could have suffered such serious damage that you will never again enjoy life as you did prior to the act of negligence. Even worse, a loved one could have lost his or her life in this type of accident. If you need legal advice about filing a personal injury lawsuit or claim, contact me, Marc Sedwick. My law firm, SedwickLaw, PC, is focused on seeking justice for the injured in personal injury law, and I know am committed to pursuing the maximum possible in compensation. You deserve compensation if you have been injured due to another driver's negligence. Contact me for help today.