Did you know that one out of every four crashes that happens in America is caused by texting while driving? It’s hard to believe that texting is so commonly involved in collisions, but it is easy to see why after you look at the facts. When you text and drive, you take your mind off what you’re doing. You also stop holding onto the wheel and lose maneuverability. Your focus isn’t on what you should be doing, which is driving.
AAA took a poll that showed that 94% of teen drivers knew that texting and driving was dangerous. Despite that, 35% of them decided to do so anyway. That decision can be deadly, as shown by the fact that 11 teens are killed daily as a result of texting and driving alone.
With over 390,000 injuries happening yearly as a result of texting and driving, it’s clear that this is a problem that needs to be better addressed. As a driver, you may be hit by someone who has been texting, and in that case, it’s your right and responsibility to hold them accountable for their errors.
Can you pursue compensation from a driver who crashed into you while texting?
It’s possible, especially if they are found to be at fault for the collision. If you’re hit by another driver, you can pursue a claim against their insurance. If they don’t carry it, then you can generally file a personal injury lawsuit against them directly, which may help you get the compensation you need to cover your financial losses. Your attorney can help you put together your claim and seek the highest amount of compensation possible.