Texting & Driving Crashes
Waldorf Car Accident Attorneys
If you were in a
car accident that you believe was caused by another driver who was texting behind the
wheel, you may need to take steps to prove it and pass all liability onto
them. The Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. and our Waldorf personal injury
lawyers can come to your assistance and help you file a claim that is
backed by crucial evidence and professional experience. For
more than 50 collective years, we have been helping people through some of the most complex and high-stakes
legal situations around. We would be happy to let you know what we can
do for your claim during a
FREE initial consultation.
Give our firm a call at (301) 870-1200 for texting & driving accident
Why Texting & Driving is Such a Dangerous Activity
A distracted driver is a dangerous driver, there is no contesting that
fact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that
there are three primary ways a driver can become distracted.
The three forms of driver distraction are:
Manual: Removing hands from the steering wheel and/or gearshift to hold something else.
Visual: Taking eyes off the road and rearview mirrors.
Cognitive: Thinking of something other than the task of driving.
Texting behind the wheel contributes to so many car accidents – between
20% and 40%, according to several estimates – because it engages
a driver in all three forms of distraction. Picking up a phone, for even
five seconds, can distract a driver long enough to have their car traverse
the length of a football field without the driver paying attention to
what is in front and around them.
Proving Liability in a Texting & Driving Crash
Most drivers know that texting while driving is illegal, and yet they participate
in the dangerous behavior all the same. After a collision is caused through
their negligence, a distracted driver may attempt to hide their illegal
actions behind lies and exaggerations, claiming that they were not texting
at the time of the crash. In such situations, it may be necessary to go
to extra lengths to discover the truth. This most often means getting
access to phone records through a court order to see cellphone activity
just before the accident occurred. If there is data that shows texts,
videos, and apps were being accessed, it can be used as evidence in your favor.
Retain Our Services So You Can Try to Rest Comfortably
Our Waldorf personal injury attorneys can seek settlements and compensation
through conference room negotiations or courtroom litigation, and all
on your behalf. We want to know that you are comfortable and doing your
best to recuperate from your car accident caused by a texting and driving
motorist. Let us handle all the paperwork and complexities so you can
rest – we can even come meet you in your home or hospital room.
Contact us today to speak to caring & experienced lawyers.