Texting and Driving
You see it everyday. Usually the driver in front of you is weaving and travelling a speed under the limit. You pass the person in the other lane after you witness them drift into the oncoming traffic and almost cause a horrific accident and they are, you guessed it, texting while driving. There is even a new pledge not to text and drive campaign from the PGA on the television featuring a commercial with famous golfer Zach Johnson pledging not to text and drive. But, every day you witness other drivers around you doing it.
You are fortunate the driver on this day did not cause a major and catastrophic car accident while texting behind the wheel. I have seen clients with life altering injuries caused by the negligence of texting drivers. Those clients are not so lucky. Although many state legislatures, including the Georgia General Assembly have passed laws making it a misdemeanor crime to text and drive, thousands of negligent drivers have not gotten the message. The statistics show that a driver who is texting at the wheel of an automobile if five times more likely to cause an accident than a drunk driver.
If you text and drive, please don’t do it. If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident where the offending driver was texting, call Ben F. Windham, P.C. for aggressive legal representation in pursuing the full value of your claim. In litigation involving a negligent driver who caused an accident while texting behind the wheel, the attorneys at Ben F. Windham, P.C. are able to use the discovery process to prove a driver was texting at or near the time of the accident. If the negligent driver was performing a job task in the text, their employer can be shown to be liable for the accident.