Study: Texting and Driving Accidents are on the Rise
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jun 01, 2015 in Car Accidents
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that more than a quarter of all car accidents in the U.S. are caused by cellphone use, including both hand-held and hands-free devices.
Distracted driving can be considered any activity that takes your attention away from driving and focusing on the road ahead. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that distracted driving is Americas most pressing transportation challenge.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a driver who was using their cellphone, you may be entitled to compensation. The texting and driving attorneys at Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice understand the tragedy that can result from a distracted driver and are prepared to work with you to get the justice you deserve.
A recent study by the NSC shows that the percentage of car crashes caused by texting rose to at least six percent in 2013. That is in addition to the 21 percent of all accidents that were caused by general cellphone use.
According to Network World, this is the third year in a row that cell phone-related accidents have increased in the United States, a trend that is most likely to continue.
Drivers who talk on the phone while driving are four times more likely to get into an accident than those who were not using a cellphone. Unfortunately, there is not yet enough data to determine the level of distraction that texting and driving plays. Though, it is safe to estimate that it could be significantly more.
With texting and driving on the rise, causing more and more accidents, turn to the auto accident lawyers you can trust who have years of experience representing Wisconsins injured. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, call today to see if you have a case.