South Carolina Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
Car Wreck Lawyer Offers Solutions For Accident Victims
Driving requires devoting 100 percent concentration on the road. When someone chooses to break this focus by texting while driving and causes a serious auto accident to occur, we are here to offer experienced guidance and support to injury victims and their families.
To some, pulling out a cell phone and texting while in traffic or on an uneventful stretch of road might not seem like dangerous behavior. However, texting while behind the wheel is easily one of the most distracting activities in which a driver can engage. Our car accident attorneys know that texting while driving can easily lead to a deadly car wreck. A car wreck lawyer protects victims of these negligent drivers by discussing options with clients after a texting while driving accident.
Why is Texting While Driving Unsafe?
Driving requires all of your concentration to notice obstacles and react in time. Distractions cause you to take your eyes off the road, remove your hands from the wheel or think about something other than driving. While many activities may require you to engage in one or two of these distractions, texting while driving requires you to take at least one hand off the wheel, to look away from the road and to concentrate on reading or writing a text message. This makes noticing and reacting to any sudden obstacles extremely difficult.
Distracted driving causes thousands of fatal car wrecks every year, and as the popularity of texting continues to increase, the rate of these types of auto accidents will likely grow as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 660,000 drivers use their cell phones or other electronic devices at any time during the day. Drivers who choose to ignore the road and focus on their phones can cause injuries and wrongful death.
Is Texting While Driving Illegal in South Carolina?
Each state sets its own laws for texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. Currently, 41 states, including South Carolina, ban text messaging while driving.
Despite this, cell phone use – especially texting – while driving is hazardous and negligent behavior. If a driver engages in a distraction such as texting and causes a serious car accident, that driver could be liable for any resulting injuries and damages.
Hurt by a Distracted Driver in Columbia, Rock Hill or Beaufort**? Our Personal Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Support You
Our personal injury attorneys provide legal representation for victims of distracted drivers, including texting and driving accidents. Our car accident lawyers help victims across Upstate, Midland and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Legal consultations in the Lowcountry are by appointment only. We remain communicative with our clients throughout the process. Call Stewart Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation.