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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Texting and Driving

There is no question that texting and driving is dangerous, but you may not know exactly how dangerous it is. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,300 people were killed and 387,000 injured in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers in 2011, prompting many states to ban texting while driving.

Research from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has found that texting creates a crash risk 23 times higher than driving while not distracted. This statistic is supported by NHTSA findings that texting while driving is equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident caused by a texting driver, please call 1-800-843-3467 today to schedule a free case evaluation at The Cochran Firm.

Proving Negligence

Even if there was a witness to the texting, proving negligence in these cases will require an experienced auto accident lawyer. Your lawyer from The Cochran Firm will need to work with law enforcement to obtain a warrant for the defendant’s cellphone records. This requires a lawyer who knows how to investigate accidents and is pivotal to getting the compensation you deserve.

The experienced auto accident lawyers at our firm know exactly how to prove negligence. We are prepared to take your case and use all of our resources to get you every penny you are due.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident with a texting driver, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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