Almost everyone knows someone with a texting while driving story.
Texting and driving statistics are hard to gather accurately, but insurance companies and independent research groups note an increase each year in texting while driving.
2009, for example, was a deadly year for texting while driving accidents. Despite this texting while driving information, people continue to text and drive. If you have been hurt, or a loved one has been killed, in a texting accident then you need the help of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer. Accident Attorney Jon Ostroff has spent over 20 years helping more than 20,000 Pennsylvania accident victims. Few lawyers in the U.S. possess this level of experience. Jon can help you.
Is Texting While Driving Illegal?
Some states have passed laws banning texting while driving. Pennsylvania currently has legislation pending that would ban texting while driving. Banned means that the state is making the activity illegal. This does not mean that people will obey these laws and stop this dangerous activity. For example, texting while driving in Maryland has been illegal since March, 2009. However, distracted driving accidents caused by Maryland drivers who were texting and driving has not been eradicated, just as DUI accidents have not been eradicated in Pennsylvania despite drunk driving laws.
Certainly, the absence of a 100% success rate does not mean that a state should not pass a texting while driving law. It is an important step in helping to reduce texting while driving accidents. However, people who are injured, or who have lost loved ones in texting accidents, have other legal rights that may allow them to recover damages.
Other Texting While Driving Legal Options
Those who have already suffered the consequences of texting while driving accidents may have the legal right to a financial recovery, even in states that have not passed laws banning texting while driving. The first step in your financial recovery is to hire an experienced Pennsylvania car accident lawyer. Your car accident lawyer will investigate your accident and help you determine if a texting driver was to blame for your injuries. After 20 years of helping more than 20,000 injured Pennsylvania accident victims, accident attorney Jon Ostroff will know exactly what he needs to do to help you, and to get you every penny you are entitled to.
If a texting driver was responsible for your injuries then he or she were likely negligent. This is because the driver failed to exercise reasonable care while operating his or her vehicle and that failure to exercise reasonable care caused your injuries. as a result, you may be entitled to damages including compensation for lost income, out of pocket expenses (such as household help and child care necessitated by your injuries), medical costs, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering. Jon Ostroff can help you recover all that you are entitled to.
Protect Your Rights: Contact a Car Accident Lawyer for Help
Do not let a texting while driving accident ruin your life. The effects of a car accident can be long lasting and set a course of events in motion that seem like a train wreck. For example, if you accept a quick settlement from an insurance company, then you might not have enough money in the future to meet all of your needs. Jon Ostroff can help you minimize the financial damage caused in an accident. Please contact “20/20” accident attorney Jon Ostroff today for a free consultation.