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Texting and driving accidents are a relatively new problem on the roads in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the growing use of cell phones over the past several years, we have also seen an increase in the number of accidents caused by distracted drivers using these devices.
Studies from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving boosts the risk of a car accident 23 times more than if a driver was not texting. Some studies have compared the nuisance to driving while intoxicated. Even truckers are texting behind the wheel and risking the lives of others sharing the road.
If you were injured because someone was texting while driving, a seasoned attorney at Flager & Yockey can advocate for you. We demand justice for victims of personal injury as a result of texting and driving accidents. Auto accident injury victims have rights.
Many states have either passed or are considering passing legislation restricting cell phone use while driving to reduce the number of car wrecks, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Already, 19 states, including New Jersey, have laws against texting behind the wheel. But even with laws in place, people still text and drive. A recent poll revealed that 20 percent of New Jersey drivers have texted while driving, despite the legal prohibition.
While there are no statewide limits in Pennsylvania on cell phone use behind the wheel, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Erie and Allentown have banned cell phone use by drivers unless a hands-free attachment is in use.
As these types of accidents become more common, you need an experienced lawyer who understands our constantly changing laws. You need an attorney from Flager & Yockey, P.C. who will defend your rights if you've been in a texting and driving accident.
At Flager & Yockey, P.C., an experienced car accident attorney will assist you or your loved one with your case. Contact us today. Remember, your initial consultation is free. You don't pay us unless you win.
Call (215) 953-5200 for your free personal injury consultation today.
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