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Was Your Car Accident Caused By Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is responsible for hundreds of thousands of injuries each year in the United States. Recent statistics show that texting is one of the most common culprits behind distracted driving accidents. In fact, it is estimated that at any given time, approximately 11 percent of drivers use their phones while driving. This cognitive, visual, and physical distraction makes the driver four times more likely to get into a collision and is responsible for more than 6,000 yearly fatalities.

Did you know…

  • That there is a 25 percent chance that any motor vehicle crash involved cell phone distraction?
  • That 33 percent of drivers between the ages of 18 and 64 have admitted to reading or writing a text message while driving within the last month?
  • That 9 Americans are killed every day in distracted driving accidents?

Texting While Driving Is Illegal & Extremely Dangerous

In light of these alarming statistics, the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel has been banned in 14 states, and 46 states and the District of Columbia have made it illegal for drivers to text while driving.

In an effort to inform the public of the very real dangers that texting and driving present to public safety, the Federal Communications Commission is working with safety, industry, and government organizations in order to identify new ways to reduce instances of distracted driving. Even wireless carrier AT&T has jumped on board, creating its “It Can Wait” campaign to discourage texting while driving, with the slogan “Your life is worth more than a selfie.”

Contact Our Experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a texting or otherwise distracted driver, you may be entitled to pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. For a free evaluation of your case, we invite you to contact the Philadelphia car accident attorneys at Shrager & Sachs. The Pennsylvania statute of limitations allows injured people only two years to file a claim, so contact us as soon as possible to preserve your right to seek justice.

Our office can be reached at (888) 899-0652 or by filling out an information form online.