Texting and Driving: It’s No LOL Matter

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It's no secret that teens love to text. They're happy to send messages anytime, anywhere, but texting and driving can have deadly consequences. Studies have determined that texting and driving is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. If you text while driving, you're 23 times more likely to have accident. When teens are behind the wheel, any activity other than keeping their eyes on the road and hands firmly on the wheel is a big no-no. Drivers should TTYL and not LOL at texting and driving.

Making Sure Your Teen is Phone-Free When Driving

How can you ensure your teen is not using a phone when they are behind the wheel?

  • Make it non-negotiable. Your teen needs to understand that phones and keys don't mix. Teach them that distracted driving is as lethal as drunk driving.
  • Set our clear rules. Tell your teen to turn off his phone and store it in the glove compartment before even starting the car. If you don't know whether or not your teen will do this – either because they're likely to forget or may just not have the will power, you may want to consider using apps that restrict texting and driving.
  • Be an example. Resist the urge to check your phone when you're in the driver's seat. Your kids watch what you do and they're a lot more likely to copy your behavior.

Accident Lawsuits

Sometimes the damages from a texting and driving accident can exceed the amount that the insurance company will cover. In this instance, the injured party can pursue legal action against the driver responsible. Personal injury lawsuits award appropriate damages to the injured party if the defendant's negligence, that is texting and driving, was the cause of the injuries. If the driver was involved in this form of distracted driving, the case can be easier to prove, even if that state doesn't have a law that makes texting while behind the wheel illegal.

Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by distracted driving, you could be entitled to full compensation from the driver who was texting at the time. If you do suspect that the driver was texting when the accident occurred, you will need to retain the services of a personal injury lawyer from Clore Law who will request a copy of your police report and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, there's a lot to deal with. Leave it to an experienced accident lawyer who will help you get the compensation you require. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to pay out five to ten times more compensation with the help of a lawyer by your side. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys today for a consultation. Call us at 843-722-8070.

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