Texting While Driving Causes Accidents
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Texting while driving is one of the most deadly forms of
distracted driving. In Illinois, there has been a law in effect since 2014 that bans texting
and talking on cellphones while driving. Upwards of 500 motorists have
been ticketed by Illinois State Police so far this year for breaking that
law. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, Illinois Trooper Calvin
Dye Jr. reports incidents of drivers who were so distracted while driving
and talking on their cell phones, that they failed to pull over after
looking at his squad car, which was signaling them with its lights on.
Incidents like this are perfect examples as to the great level of impairment
cell phone usage brings to drivers. Additionally, a study done on more
than 3 million motorists by Zendrive concluded that motorists are on their
phones for about 88% of their trips - which is about three and a half
minutes for every sixty minutes.
The full extent of the fatal results of texting while driving remains underreported
due to the fact that there are three kinds of knowledge about these cases,
according to the National Safety Council. Knowledge of texting while driving
auto-accidents are either: known, suspected, or unknown. For example,
if a fatal auto-accident involved only one vehicle, then the exact reason
for the crash may not be able to be determined. But, sometimes texting
while driving can be suspected as the cause. It can only be known that
it was the cause if there is evidence or a confession.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto-accident by a distracted
driver, be sure to seek expert legal assistance from the Saint Louis personal
injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC. With over a century
of combined legal experience, our attorneys will know exactly how to handle
your case in order for justice to be established. For a free, no-obligation
contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord today.