Texting while driving is a high risk behavior as it has been reported that texting drivers are four times more likely to have an accident than someone who is not distracted by texting. The dangers of texting while driving are well documented and well observed by anyone who uses the roadways across the United States.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 85% of automobile drivers text or talk on their cell phones when behind the wheel. Most drivers over-estimate their ability to multi-task and tend to ignore the dangers of texting and talking on a cell phone while driving. Drivers using cell phones often exhibit the same unsafe behaviors as drivers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: weaving erratically, braking too quickly or too slowly, and tailgating.
The laws governing cell phone use while driving vary from state to state and day to day, so the expertise of an automobile accident attorney familiar with texting laws is an invaluable asset in your efforts to hold a negligent texting driver responsible for causing an automobile accident.
If you are a resident of the Orlando, Florida area please contact The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today if you have been involved in a car accident with a texting driver and learn how to proceed with your efforts to hold that person responsible for any damages you have suffered.