Texting While Driving

Distracted Drivers in Scottsdale, Arizona

When you think of dangerous drivers on the road, possibly the most feared kind of driver is the drunk driver. These motorists on the road are indeed dangerous, but something seemingly innocent, texting while driving, can be just as dangerous. It appears to be a simple enough activity and something that many on the road can be tempted to do. Even though it is not illegal in Arizona to text while you drive, texting on the road is six times more likely to cause a crash than driving drunk. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) driving while texting is on the same level as driving after drinking four beers.

Not only does texting while driving increase your chances of a collision, but it causes nearly 25% of all accidents, more specifically, about 23% of all crashes annually. The National Safety Council attributes 1.6 million accidents a year to driving and texting. This means thousands of deaths and hundreds and thousands of injuries. Looking at your phone, even if you are holding it up, can avert your attention for approximately 5 seconds. If you are going at 55 mph, it takes 5 seconds to go the length of a football field. Five seconds of distraction for a text message is more than enough time to veer across an intersection, miss a red light, fail to stop in time, or any other action resulting in an accident.

You Deserve Compensation for Your Injuries

If another driver is careless even for just a few seconds, this could leave you with catastrophic injuries, involving costly medical bills and lengthy therapy. Traumatic brain injuries, even on a more mild scale such as a concussion, can have life-long consequences, leaving you with pain and suffering. Broken bones can also involve a long road to recovery, or even cause permanent damage. In the same way, spinal cord injuries can lead to extensive therapy, if not permanent paralysis. You should not have to face astronomical medical fees, car bills, and unpaid time off work on your own. You deserve a settlement that can fully cover your losses.

An irresponsible driver can even be responsible for fatalities, and if you have lost a loved one in a crash caused by a texting driver, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical bills, emotional suffering, and even funeral and burial costs. Whatever difficult times you face, you can find an understanding and experienced car accident attorney in Scottsdale at The Watkin Law Office, PC. We can help you file your personal injury or wrongful death claim as we work together towards a positive settlement.

Scottsdale Car Accident Lawyer Fighting For You

We know that this can be an intense time for you. At The Watkin Law Office, PC, we want to help alleviate the stress and help you move on in life. We can examine your case, seek to establish the other driver's fault, and relentlessly fight for you to receive the restitution you are owed. Even if an insurance company has denied your claim, we can negotiate for its acceptance. If you received an offer from insurance, we realize that more often than not, they can be extremely low. We know how to wrangle with insurance companies on your behalf, and we are committed to winning you the full amount you truly deserve.

Scottsdale personal injury attorney, Clark Watkin, has over 40 years of legal experience that he can put to use for you. When you need legal representation that you can depend on, you can find it at our firm. You can get started on your case by filling out the free case evaluation we offer. You can also call to schedule your free confidential consultation. Personal injury and wrongful death claims can expire, due to a statute of limitations, so you cannot afford delay. Contact our Scottsdale personal injury attorney today!