Drinking and driving is no longer the greatest threat to other drivers on the road. Cell phones increasingly take over our attention to the extent that some are willing to endanger themselves and others merely to send a text message.
The biggest reason why texting and driving is supplanting drunk driving as the leading cause of automobile fatalities is that people engage in texting throughout the day. While drunk driving is generally a more serious issue in the evening, you are as likely to be harmed by someone texting while driving in the morning or evening. The most successful personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia have quickly adapted their litigation styles to handle texting and driving cases. The negligent act of sending text messages while driving often leads to dangerous situations where the driver runs through a red light, runs into oncoming traffic or barrels into cars that have already come to a stop. Personal injury attorneys have had to change their legal strategies entirely to recover full compensation for the victims of people that negligently text and drive. Subpoenaing phone records is now a routine practice during discovery for contested auto accident negligence lawsuits. The evidence necessary to prove that someone is texting while driving, however, is less scientifically trusted than Breathalyzer tests.
Text messaging is now a staple in our society. Unfortunately, the epidemic of texting while driving will continue to be a clear and present danger to other drivers out on the road.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a Philadelphia accident attorney today if you have been involved in an accident caused by a driver that was texting and driving. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, our team of Philadelphia accident attorneys litigate tenaciously against drivers that senselessly cause harm to other drivers. We take a firm stand against those texting behind the wheel. Call us at (215) 486-0123 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.