If you have been injured in an accident due to a texting driver, the Bennett Johnson, LLP team can establish how texting directly contributed to the accident in order to help you collect the maximum compensation possible. Texting and driving accident lawyers Richard C. Bennett, William Johnson, and Andrew Johnson in Oakland, CA, can examine the facts of your case and assesses your losses. To schedule your free case review, please send us a message online or call us at (530) 413-0245.
Texting and Driving Statistics
The dangers of texting and driving are well documented, and statistics show just how devastating an accident where texting played a role can be. The National Highway Transit Safety Authority reports that in 2016, texting and driving caused 391,000 injuries. In 2015, texting and driving resulted in 3,450 deaths. In fact, the National Traffic Safety Institute considers texting and driving as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
When you are driving 55 miles per hour, taking your eyes off the road for five minutes is the same as driving the length of a football field.
How Texting and Driving Can Cause an Accident
It takes focus to text, as does driving. Texting involves visual, manual, and cognitive attention. Driving a car also involves these same competencies, and the two tasks cannot be performed at once. When a driver diverts their attention from the task of safely operating a car to text, the chance of being in an accident becomes 23 times higher. Consider that when you are driving 55 miles per hour, taking your eyes off the road for five seconds is the same as driving the length of a football field. That is a considerable distance for a driver to spend without paying attention to the road.
How a Lawyer Can Help
The first step to financial recovery in personal injury cases is to establish liability. The team at Bennett Johnson, LLP can determine the cause of an accident in order to help you collect the restitution you are owed. The liable party is responsible for repayment of expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and expenses associated with rehabilitation or therapy. Meanwhile, you can be certain that the responsible party will have legal counsel taking every opportunity to prove that their client was only partially responsible for your losses, or not responsible at all. Our attorneys are here to make certain that justice has been served.
Contact Us for Help with Your Case
The team at Bennett Johnson, LLP has experience with all types of accident cases, from car collisions to those involving commercial trucks. If a texting driver caused you to suffer injuries and other losses, we are here to help protect your best interests. To book your free case review, contact us online or call our office at (530) 413-0245.