RI Texting and Driving Lawyer
As personal injury lawyers who deal with tragedies, we consider it our mission to promptly respond to instances of texting and driving and to raise community awareness concerning this important public safety issue.
Both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where we practice personal injury law and car accident law, have banned texting and driving. And with good reason: Texting while driving takes a motorist’s eyes off the road. As a result, that driver’s reaction time is significantly decreased, which increases the likelihood of an auto accident occurring.
In one of the most widely-cited studies funded by the government, statistics established that texting and driving makes a motorist 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash.
Our personal injury law firm handles a large percentage of car accident cases involving texting and driving. We work hard to prosecute these cases to the fullest extent of the law. If you need an experienced car accident lawyer, texting and driving lawyer, or personal injury lawyer, we will speak with you at no cost.
Please…. “Stop the texts, stop the wrecks.” Consider some of these government cited facts:
- Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.
- 20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (2009, NHTSA)
- Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.
- 49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving.