Texting While Driving
Despite the many accidents and deaths that result from texting and driving, it is not illegal to text and drive in Arizona. Although there is a local ban on texting and driving in Phoenix, it has apparently resulted in a relatively small number of citations and there have been complaints that the law is hard to enforce.
PHOENIX TEXTING AND DRIVING ATTORNEY
Despite the many accidents and deaths that result from texting and driving, it is not illegal to text and drive in Arizona. Although there is a local ban on texting and driving in Phoenix, it has apparently resulted in a relatively small number of citations and there have been complaints that the law is hard to enforce. If you were involved in an accident that was caused by a texting driver, you may seek compensation for their negligent conduct. The committed Phoenix texting and driving lawyers of Curiel and Runion, PLC represent victims of motor vehicle accidents and offers a complimentary consultation to discuss your case.
TEXTING AND DRIVING INFORMATION
One of the most important websites in recent years is the Official U.S. Government Website for Distracted Driving, Distraction.gov. According to the information therein, texting while driving is considered one of the most dangerous of all distracted driving behaviors. Some of the most revealing information about texting and driving are contained in these two facts:
- “Text messaging while driving creates a crash risk that is 23 times worse than driving while not distracted”
- “Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent – at 55 mph – of driving the length of an entire football field, blind.” (source: Distraction.gov)
MORE TEXTING AND DRIVING INFORMATION
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Prevention and Control, in the U.S. on a daily basis:
- More than 9 people are killed by a distracted driver
- More than 1,060 people are injured in crashes due to a distracted driver
- There are three main forms of distraction:
- Visual: when the eyes are taken off the road
- Manual: when the hands are taken off the steering wheel
- Cognitive: when the mind is taken off driving
- During texting and driving, the driver is distracted in all three ways – visually, manually and cognitively (source: cdc.gov)
COMPLIMENTARY CASE REVIEW FOR VICTIMS OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS; NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN OR SETTLE YOUR CASE
If you were injured by a driver who was texting and driving, talking on a cellphone, or otherwise distracted, you may seek compensation for their negligent conduct. Compensation often includes medical and hospital costs, pain and suffering, lost income, loss of consortium, property damage and more. It is essential to discuss your case with an attorney so that you may preserve your rights to compensation. Additionally, cases must be filed within the applicable statute of limitation – usually two years after the injury or date of death – or you will forfeit the right to proceed. The injury lawyers at Curiel and Runion provide aggressive, experienced, compassionate, one-on-one personal legal counsel. They will work with you every step of the way in your case. There are no legal fees whatsoever unless your case is favorably settled or resolved in court. To schedule your free appointment with the Phoenix Law Firm of Curiel and Runion, call 602-595-5559.