The Dangers Of Texting And Driving
Being injured by a distracted driver is especially frustrating because the accident should have been prevented. Drivers know that texting while driving is dangerous, and yet many continue to do it. If you have been hit by a driver who was texting on a cellphone, you are entitled to collect damages for your losses.
Engel Law Group, P.C. provides representation to injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians in texting and driving accidents. We understand the serious nature of these accidents, and will work diligently to recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call our lawyers in Baltimore toll free at 877-463-0488 or send us a message through our online form to request a free consultation.
Why Texting Can Cause Serious Injuries
Drivers who are texting do not have their full attention on the road. In addition, their hands may be off the steering wheel. This is a dangerous combination that can result in serious or fatal accidents.
Distracted drivers may be unable to:
- Adjust to changing traffic conditions
- See traffic signs and signals in time
- Adhere to the speed limit
- Notice motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians
Injury victims may suffer broken or crushed bones, severe lacerations, head injuries, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and internal organ damage. These injuries can take months to heal; some may be permanent. If you or a family member suffered temporary or permanent disability from the accident, you will need significant compensation to cover all of your past, current and future losses.