Injured by Someone Texting and Driving? A Car Crash Lawyer Can Help
If you’re hurt, a Birmingham car accident attorney can win your claim
Texting and driving is an epidemic that is responsible for injuring hundreds of thousands of people every year, but car accident lawyer Perry Shuttlesworth and his Birmingham legal team are committed to battling this nationwide problem by holding negligent drivers accountable and demanding justice for injured victims.
It’s against the law to text and drive in Birmingham and all of Alabama, but that doesn’t stop some people from using their smartphones when they get behind the wheel of a car. Texting and driving causes about 25 percent of all car accidents in the U.S., and someone who is texting and driving is six times more likely to get into a car crash than a drunk driver.
Knowing what to do after a car wreck that was someone else’s fault can be challenging. Figuring out what rights you have after you’ve suffered an injury in an accident caused by someone who was texting and driving can be even tougher. Attorney Perry Shuttlesworth and his Birmingham legal team have the knowledge and experience to help injured accident victims by answering their questions, investigating their car crash, and explaining their legal options. Contact Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. today for a free consultation or call 866-583-1885.
Our Birmingham law firm knows why texting and driving is so dangerous
Some people may argue that they can safely text and drive because they only look away from the road for a few seconds or hold the phone up at windshield level so they can watch the road while they send or read a text. The reality is, taking your attention away from the road for even just a few seconds is dangerous and can have deadly results. A child can run out in front of your car. Another car in front of you may need to brake suddenly. You may drift out of your lane or another driver might pull out in front of you. In any of these scenarios, if you’re looking at your phone instead of the road, you might end up in a car accident.
Texting and driving is a form of distracted driving, but in many ways, it is the worst kind of distracted driving. That’s because when you text and drive, you’re being simultaneously distracted in three different ways, including:
- Visually: Looking away from the road to read or write a text, even for just a few seconds, is tremendously dangerous and negligent. When you’re not looking at the road, you’re leaving yourself exposed to car wrecks that can cause severe injury, or in some tragic cases, death.
- Manually: Anything that requires you to take your hands off the wheel makes it so you aren’t in complete control of your vehicle. Leaving a hand on your cellphone makes it difficult to turn your steering wheel or maneuver your car and increases your chances of getting into a car accident.
- Mentally: Commonly referred to as “daydreaming” or “lost in thought,” mental distractions take your attention away from the road. Texting can be considered a mental distraction because in order to understand what you’re reading or what you’re typing, you have to think about it first. If you receive an upsetting message or you’re having an argument with someone, this can also affect your driving.
Get a Birmingham car wreck lawyer to hold reckless drivers responsible
Distracted driving causes hundreds of thousands of car accidents every year, and in the majority of those car crashes, the distracted driver was texting. Car wrecks that are caused by someone who was texting and driving are preventable. No text is more important than a human life, but every day someone is severely injured or killed in a car crash caused by someone texting and driving. This is an epidemic that needs to end.
Car accidents involving someone texting and driving should be simple and straightforward, but they often become complex. The other driver can deny they were using their phone. The insurance company can downplay the severity of your injuries and make you an unfair settlement offer. Or worse yet, they can try to say the accident was your fault.
Don’t let them get away with that, and don’t settle for less than what you deserve. Attorney Perry Shuttlesworth and his Birmingham legal team know how to deal with insurance companies, and they know how to build strong cases that will make people who text and drive answer for their reckless behavior. If you have been injured in a car wreck because another person was texting and driving, you need a devoted car accident lawyer who can get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. We win cases, and we deliver results. Contact our Birmingham law firm today for a free consultation, or call 866-583-1885.