Car Accidents Caused By Talking On Cellphones Or Texting
Texting and using a cellphone while driving are both forms of distracted driving that can place the lives of others in jeopardy. These behaviors are increasingly common among younger drivers, whose relative inexperience already renders them susceptible to accidents. In fact, cellphone use contributed to fatal accidents in 21 percent of cases involving drivers aged 15 to 19.* For this reason, in Kentucky, it is illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cellphone while driving.
Texting – or using Facebook, Twitter or surfing the Internet – while driving is a particularly dangerous recipe for disaster. They require the driver to take his or her eyes off the road and hands off the wheel. Texting while driving is illegal in Kentucky.
Finding Answers: Dedicated And Experienced Advocacy For Accident Victims
When drivers engage in texting or cellphone use behind the wheel, they place the lives of others at risk. If you or a loved one was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, the other driver’s dangerous behaviors may have contributed to the collision. A thorough investigation – including conducting an accident reconstruction analysis and examining cellphone records – is often necessary to get to the root of what happened.
At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, a personal injury firm in Louisville, our attorneys handle texting while driving cases and other types of motor vehicle accidents. We understand what to look for and how to find answers. We work with world-renowned experts to conduct in-depth investigations, gathering the evidence necessary for building compelling cases for our clients.
With more than 100 years of combined experience and a proven track record of outstanding verdicts, our legal team offers quality legal representation for accident victims.
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*Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration