As you know, it is incredibly dangerous to drive while texting. Unfortunately, this is something that many people do every single day here in Maryland and throughout the United States. Often, texting while driving leads to very serious accidents. In fact, texting while driving is the number one cause of auto accidents here in the United States, even ahead of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please continue reading to learn more about some of the most alarming texting while driving statistics in the U.S. and how our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured because of a distracted driver.
Alarming Texting While Driving Statistics
Texting while driving is extremely widespread here in the United States. In fact, according to NHTSA, 660,000 drivers are using their cellular devices while operating their vehicles at any moment in the day. Additionally, according to a study published by drivesafeonline.org, texting while driving slows a motorist’s reaction time to a point where they reach the equivalent of having four beers in a single hour. Finally, you should note that all drivers are 20 times more likely to get into an accident when they text while driving, according to a study published by Virginia Tech. Despite these alarming statistics, many people still take the risk of texting while driving, and if you were recently injured because of a motorist who was doing so, you most likely qualify for financial compensation.
Personal Injury Claims in Maryland
If you are someone who has sustained a serious injury in an auto accident due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Maryland personal injury attorney can effectively guide you through each step of the claims process. As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof, you should recover compensation to help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained as a result of your accident. Some of these damages can include lost wages, pain and suffering, the cost of medical bills, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Ensure you bring your personal injury claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than three years will most likely relinquish your right to sue. Our firm is prepared to assist you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.