Why Is Texting While Driving So Dangerous?

Despite the safety warnings, too many people text and use smartphones while driving. These actions take drivers' eyes and minds off the road and their hands off the wheel. The result is that distracted drivers fail to pay attention to traffic and road conditions. In addition, they cannot react quickly enough if they do notice things such as traffic signals or a stopped vehicle.

Were you or a family member injured by a driver who was texting? Speak with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. We understand the devastating injuries distracted drivers can cause. We will review your case and explain your options for collecting compensation from the negligent driver. If you lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, we can help your family seek wrongful death damages.

Our Attorneys Can Seek Damages For You

Drivers can be distracted by anything — the radio, other passengers, pets — but smartphones provide numerous new ways to keep drivers' attention elsewhere. Some of the most common cellphone and smartphone distractions in the car include:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Using social media
  • Using apps
  • Playing games
  • Playing music
  • Taking photos and selfies

Any of these distractions can lead to accidents such as rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, T-bone collisions, multicar pileups and rollovers.

Accidents such as these can leave drivers and passengers with injuries that range from broken bones and back injuries to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Victims may experience long, painful recoveries and be unable to return to their job or care for their family.

Receiving full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering is critical to your well-being now and in the future. Our lawyers have the skill, experience and reputation to fight for the compensation you need to move forward.

Talk To Us — We Only Represent Accident Victims And Their Families

Please call our Birmingham office at 205-879-1981 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online.