Texting while driving accidents are on the rise as smart phones become more pervasive. Recent studies by the National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that you are twice as likely to be involved in a car accident while texting and driving. Teens are especially susceptible to car accidents due to texting. 1 in 5 teens admit to texting and driving according to the NHTSA and cell phones were involved in 18% of all traffic fatalities in 2011.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a texting while driving accident, contact the Frickey Law Firm today. It is common for the police to miss or ignore the role a cell phone played in a car accident. Our Denver car accident attorneys will use computer software and retain experts to help re-create the car accident and see what role a cell phone played in your car accident. We will also peruse the at fault driver’s cell phone records to see if they were on the phone, texting or otherwise using their phone while driving.
Distracted driving can be considered criminally negligent. In the case of negligence, you may be entitled to further damages in addition to covering your medical bills and lost wages. You may be able to collect punitive damages and money for pain and suffering after a texting while driving accident. Our attorneys will consider every option for receiving compensation. We will make sure you are able to recover financially after an accident while you focus on recovering emotionally and physically.
Texting while driving may seem to be a harmless act but the truth is that a texting driver is much more likely to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, texting while driving can be a fatal mistake and devastate the families of others. Call the Frickey Law Firm today for a free consultation if you’ve been involved in a texting while driving accident.