Texting While Driving Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Were You Injured by a Driver Who was Texting?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that accidents caused by distracted driving lead to more than 9 deaths and 1,060 injuries every single day in the United States. While there are many ways a driver can be distracted, texting while driving is one of the most dangerous distracting activities a person can engage in while operating a motor vehicle. This is why texting while driving is quickly becoming illegal in many states, including Colorado, except in the case of emergencies.
How Dangerous Is Texting & Driving?
Many studies have compared texting and driving to drunk driving, citing that texting while driving severely impairs a driver's abilities to operate a vehicle.
Texting and driving is dangerous because it:
- Delays a driver's reaction time
- Distracts focus from the road
- Can cause a driver to swerve off the road
According to studies, drivers who text and drive are 23 times more likely to crash. Any time you take your eyes off the road, you risk causing serious injuries or even death to yourself and other motorists.
Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident involving someone who was texting while driving, you need a skilled personal injury attorney on your side, and The Law Firm of Ted Bills can help. It is likely that you are facing serious medical consequences due to another person's negligent choice to send or read a text message while driving. Medical bills add up quickly, and you may also be suffering lost wages due to time you have had to take off from work while you recover and rehabilitate. In the event that you have lost a loved one in a texting while driving accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Law Firm of Ted Bills knows the law, we know your rights, and we will fight for you. Ted has reached numerous fair settlements outside of the courtroom, but he's not afraid to litigate on your behalf if that's what it will take to get justice and full compensation. With more than 10 years of experience fighting for maximum compensation for his clients, Ted can provide you with the representation you deserve, and when you contact this firm today, he will personally be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your case.