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Texting While Driving

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Texting while driving has quickly become one of the leading causes of car accidents across the nation. Despite modern cars being safer than ever with the more advanced safety equipment, auto accidents are still on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting has contributed to more than 1.6 million car crashes annually, and these numbers continue to rise every year. Many of these accidents are attributed to distracted driving, namely texting while driving and the use of smartphone apps.

If you have been injured in a car crash caused by a driver who was texting, contact Jaffe & Erdberg to speak with our Birmingham car accident attorneys. We have more than 30 years of collective experience. Let’s discuss your case and find out how we can help you fight for full compensation for your losses.

 

Texting While Driving Is Just As Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Motorists who text while drive are just as likely to cause an accident as someone who drinks and drives, according to experts. Those who text and drive often divert focus from the road, have delayed reaction times, and fail to detect obstructions ahead of them. Texting while driving is also a major cause of rear-end crashes.

 

Signs a Driver May Be Texting

Here are some signs that a driver may be texting while on the road:

 

  • Erratic swerving
  • Constant braking
  • Abruptly slowing down and speeding up

 

After an accident, police officers may also be able to look into a driver’s cell phone records to determine if he or she sent texts, opened apps, or played on apps.

  • Any type of cell phone use while driving is dangerous, including:

    • Emailing
    • Instant messaging
    • Surfing the internet
    • Playing on apps
    • Fidgeting with your GPS

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