Today, we heavily rely on our cellphones to communicate with each other via call or text, remain updated on current events, and perform other day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, many people can’t keep their hands and eyes away from them when they are operating a vehicle, especially when it comes to texting.
If you suffered a serious injury in a car accident caused by a texting driver, McGlone Law is committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. With more than eight decades of combined experience, our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers possess a comprehensive understanding of Indiana driving laws to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous distracted driving behaviors. Based on a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, cellphones are involved in 1.6 million auto accidents every year, resulting in approximately half a million injuries and 6,000 fatalities.
Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes away from the road for an average of under five seconds. If the texting driver travels 55 mph, he or she will drive an equivalent of the length of a football field without knowing what’s in front of them.
Since texting while driving is illegal in Indiana, those who are victims of collisions involving texting drivers may have grounds to pursue legal action for their injuries. Our Terre Haute car accident attorney can investigate the collision, gather evidence, and develop an effective and personalized case strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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