Texting And Pedestrian Accidents

People often feel like it is fine to check their phone and answer messages when they are in calmer areas. When there are not as many cars around and speed limits are lower, it can seem easier to multitask by answering a few e-mails. However, these areas usually have more pedestrians. And in these areas, drivers’ distractions lead to very serious collisions with pedestrians. If you or someone that you care about has been a victim of a texting while driving accident, getting in touch with a highly qualified pedestrian accident attorney in your area can make a significant difference in the outcome of any claims and your life.

Driver Negligence Pedestrian Injuries

Distracted drivers are a major contributor to accidents. Every year the number of people that are hurt or killed by a distracted driver increases. They often have response rates that can as slow as drunk drivers and spend more time with their eyes off the road than on the road. Driving while distracted, especially texting is a form of negligent behavior. When people engage in behavior that is negligent, they are directly putting others in harm.

By getting in touch with our accident attorneys, you can investigate these injuries, among others, and their relation to negligent drivers:

  • Blunt trauma to head
  • Broken bones
  • Injured limbs
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Death
  • Spinal injuries
  • Internal injuries

Role of the Accident Attorney

During a personal injury lawsuit such as one involving an accident that occurred during texting and driving, there are some things that our accident attorney can do for you:

  • Help you determine your medical expenses
  • Help calculate lost wages
  • Help you prove fault in an accident
  • Interview witnesses and medical professionals for maximum damages

The attorney can reclaim these damages from the insurance company representing the driver that hit you.

Consult an Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident that was caused by the drivers’ distraction, please don’t hesitate to hold them accountable for their negligence. The best way to ensure that all your legal avenues are explored and for you to get the compensation that you deserve for your pain and anguish is to get in touch with an experienced accident attorney today.