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Texting and Driving – Car Accidents and Personal Injury

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Texting and driving statistics are becoming more readily available, which is important considering the number of car accidents, car wreck injuries and fatalities that happen as a result of texting and driving.

Cell phone technology is increasing at such a rate that the number of new cell phone users also grows by the thousands every year. With this new technology comes a lot of risks that we are now faced with, the following statistics are not pretty, they are actually quite scary.Gorospe & Smith Personal Injury Law Firm

Statistics show that a person texting and driving is actually more likely to be the cause of an auto accident than a person who is legally drunk. This is a shocking realization considering we all know the crippling effects of alcohol when in comes to operating a vehicle or any other task demanding physical and mental ability.

More and more we see people sharing the need and excitement to be constantly tuned in to popular social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter to monitor and share what is going on in their lives and the lives of friends and family. The social networking web sites are not the only source of attention in these matters. The feeling or need for constant communication with family or friends, boyfriends and girlfriends or spouses by means of cell phone calls or texting is also to be considered.

Here are some statistics to keep in mind the next time you are behind the wheel and you think of texting:

  • When a driver is busy on his phone while he is driving, the time he takes to react when the need arises is increased by a whopping 35%.
  • When busy constructing a text, the steering capability of the driver is lessened by a staggering 91%, because he is not focused on the road properly.
  • Some reports show that texting can increase the chance of being involved in an auto accident by at 23% at the very least.

If that does not scare you, we don’t know what will. Imagine losing a family member to an accident because the other driver just could not wait to stop at a red light or pull in a parking lot to send a text message or update their social network account safely. Think of the lives already lost because of this lack of care.

The Gorospe Law Group has represented innocent people that have been victims of a car accident due to another driver texting. Texting and driving is simply not worth the risk of causing someone injury or death. Please think before you text and drive.  If you are the victim of someone that caused you personal injury because of texting and driving, give us a call.

We are experienced personal injury lawyers in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we are experienced in car wreck and automobile accident injury law.