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Texting While Driving – Was That the Cause of Your Car Accident?
Most drivers over a certain age can’t even imagine texting and driving. There aren’t enough dangers that we already have to be aware of when driving – now we have to beware of texting while driving? This is another danger on the roads out there that many people do not even know about. Most people do realize that taking your eyes off the road for just a second can be devastating. So imagine what it would be like when you text and drive. The hands have to go somewhere, and while one or more hands are using the cell phone to text, they are not on the steering wheel to control the car. This, therefore ends up putting not only the person who is texting in possible peril, but everyone else around them is also in danger of an accident.
There are now new non hand held devices which can be used, which are similar to a hearing aid. You can talk into the device hands free, but the concentration still needs to be there while driving. Texting on the road is likely to cause a driver distraction which is more than 20 times normal driving. Not only is it dangerous, it is also annoying to others, and in many states it’s against the law. People may not understand all of the laws, either. Some of the California rules are that using the cell phone map when you are driving is ok, but using an iPhone map and texting while driving is banned.
Driving while texting has become so common that there are now a slew of websites offering ways to avoid your traffic ticket for violating the law. There are a few ways to fight a cell phone ticket in California, you can get a court trial or even a trial by mail. Then you can say you were using your phone to make an emergency call, or on private property or using an emergency vehicle. Some other ways are to copy your telephone records and send them in for proof. If the police officer does not show up in court to testify, the ticket may be dismissed.
One of the terrible results from driver distraction can be devastating accidents. There are attorneys who specialize in those who have been injured in an accident and will help you if there was an accident due to another driver texting while driving. They can help you immediately, so you do not have to deal with this. Remember, even though a person received a ticket for texting and driving, that does nothing to help you pay for your injuries which their negligence occurred. Even if their ticket was thrown out, they may still be legally responsible for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Dawson today at 949/861-2191 for your free consultation about your car accident lawsuit caused by texting and driving.