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Texting while driving is not expressly prohibited in the state of Arizona, but there are laws against it in cities like Phoenix and Tucson. Texting and driving might not be illegal in all Arizona cities, but it is always dangerous. In fact, texting while driving is now the leading cause of death for teen drivers, surpassing drinking and driving. If you were involved in an accident because of a driver who was distracted by texting, a Phoenix car accident attorney at Friedl Richardson can help.
TEXTING & DRIVING KILLS OVER 3,000 PEOPLE IN THE U.S. ANNUALLY
According to the CDC, texting while driving kills more than 3,000 people in the U.S. every year- and that number seems to be growing every year. With an increasing amount of drivers who send and receive text messages while driving, people traveling on our roads, highways and interstates are more at risk than ever for being involved in a distracted driving collision. Consider these other troubling statistics:
- 10 percent of all accidents resulting in injuries were caused by driver distraction
- 21 percent of crashes involving licensed drivers under the age of 19 were caused by distraction
- Experts estimate that 660,000 drivers in the U.S. are using cell phones while driving at any given time
Texting while driving is statistically the most dangerous type of distracted driving because it takes a drivers eyes, at least one hand, and attention (cognition) off of the road. Other types of driver distractions, such as loud vehicle passengers, eating and driving, applying makeup, etc. are dangerous, but they are not quite as severe as texting while driving, which on average takes a driver's eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds.
DEALING WITH CAR INSURANCE COMPANIES
Even if the driver who hit you was texting while driving, the insurance company could be treating you like you're the one to blame. If you're having a difficult time dealing with your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company, this is not uncommon. Sadly, insurance companies are out for a profit and because of this they often don't deliver the service their policyholders deserve. If an insurance company is trying to shift the blame onto you for the accident or giving you the runaround, we can help.
Our Phoenix car accident attorneys can employ the top investigators to review things like:
- The accident police report
- Accident scene photos
- Your and the other driver's insurance policy
- Driving history
- Phone records
Phone records are perhaps the most important evidence that can be obtained to show that a driver was texting while driving. By comparing the time of the accident with phone records during that same time, our firm can ascertain if the driver was texting and therefore liable for the accident. We do whatever it takes to build a compelling case for our clients so they get full financial recovery for their accident.
CALL A PHOENIX CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY AT OUR FIRM TODAY!
Contact Friedl Richardson if you were hit by a texting driver. We have extensive experience with motor vehicle collision cases such as this. We know what to look for and we know how to deal with insurance companies so that our clients don't get cut short when it comes to financial compensation. We may not only be able to secure what's provided by insurance, such as property damage and bodily injury, but emotional pain and suffering compensation as well. To learn more about how the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Friedl Richardson could help you, call today for a free consultation!