Charleston Texting & Driving Accident Lawyers
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have taken a poll which demonstrated that 87 percent of drivers consider texting while driving and emailing while driving to be a serious threat, while 90 percent of the drivers considered drunk driving also to be a threat.
In the general population of Americans, most individuals use mobile phones; this includes using their mobile phones while operating their vehicles on our West Virginia roadways. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that distracted driving was the leading cause of accidents across the United States. Texting and driving has become one of the top forms of distracted driving.
At The Bell Law Firm, our Charleston car accident lawyers have great sympathy for all injured victims and their families, as everyone tends to suffer emotionally and financially following an accident. Therefore, each of our attorneys is devoted to seeking the maximum compensation for our clients while seeking the justice they deserve.
Begin exploring your legal options by contacting our legal professionals today at 304-345-1700.
Dangers of Texting and Driving in West Virginia
Nearly 5,000 auto accidents occur each year across the United States as a result of distracted driving, according to the National Safety Administration, while close to 400,000 injuries occur every year by drivers failing to pay attention on our roadways. Having recognized the tremendous amount of accidents caused by distracted driving, and texting while driving, our attorneys have gathered three ways drivers are affected, which includes the following:
This occurs when a driver is focused on their mobile device, rather than operating their vehicle.
This occurs when a driver takes their hands off the steering wheel in order to send a text message, email, or get directions.
This occurs when a driver takes their eyes off the road to send a text message, email, or get directions.
It comes as no surprise that performing any of these actions has resulted in dozens of car accidents not only throughout West Virginia, but also across the entire country.
Injuries Caused by Drivers Texting
When a driver makes the decision to send a text message, they are putting themselves and those around them in extreme danger. Of course, who would think that such a simple text could cause severe or life ending injuries? Unfortunately, it has causes dozens of injuries and deaths each and every year.
Some injuries caused by texting and driving include:
- Bone fractures
- Burn injuries
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Passenger injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist injuries
If you have been injured in a car accident, our attorneys offer you a free no-obligation consultation.
Contact Our West Virginia Texting and Driving Accident Attorneys Today
Following a car accident, the scene will often be hectic and cause a tremendous amount of stress, which can affect your ability to think clearly. However, it is essential to collect as much information from the scene as possible.
At The Bell Law Firm, our team believes that if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages.
To learn more, call our personal injury lawyers today at 304-345-1700.