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
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
38 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!