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The Facts About Auto Accidents and Cell Phones

Auto Accidents and Cell PhonesThe statistics regarding auto accidents and cell phones are distressing. For example, more than a quarter of car accidents involve the use of a cell phone. Yet, drivers continue to talk on the phone, text their friends, check their email, and browse the Internet behind the wheel. These drivers are not only endangering their own lives, but also the lives of everyone else on or near the road. The Manchester car accident attorneys of Kenison Law Office in Manchester, NH work to protect these victims and their families.

Facts Pertaining to Auto Accidents and Cell Phones

Talking on the phone while operating a vehicle is especially dangerous because it diverts drivers’ attention away from what is happening around them. Texting is even more dangerous because the driver is not only mentally absent, but also looking away from the road completely. Distracted driving, of which cell phone use is a major component, is the number one cause of accidents.

Here are some other important statistics pertaining to auto accidents and cell phones:

  • At any given time, about one in nine drivers are using a cell phone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • 26 percent of traffic accidents involve the use of a cell phone in some manner, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In total, this amounts to about 1.6 million cell phone related accidents each year.
  • A vast majority of drivers have admitted to talking on their cell phone while driving.
  • Composing or reading a text message takes an average of 4.6 seconds, according to the NHTSA.
  • Texting increases the likelihood of an accident by over 20 percent.
Awarding Compensation to Accident Victims

In order to receive the maximum possible compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to have an experienced personal injury attorney with a strong track record on your side. You will need to prove that the other driver was responsible for the accident. If you do, you could receive damages, perhaps including:

  • Medical Expenses: Doctor and specialist visits, surgeries, therapy, rehabilitation, and medications are among the many medical expenses accident victims are routinely subject to. These expenses are not limited to the bills you have already received, they can also include future costs.
  • Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity: If you were to miss work for any period of time, you could receive compensation to cover your lost income. If your ability to work in the future is impacted, you could receive compensation for that as well.
  • Pain and Suffering: Accident victims often suffer from anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, and PTSD. Pain and suffering damages are intended to help compensate for this.
Contact Us to Learn How We Can Help

If you were injured in an accident by another driver who was using a cell phone, you could receive restitution for your financial and emotional damages. At Kenison Law Office, we understand that car accidents are a traumatic experience. That is why we offer not only great legal advice, but also compassion for our clients. Let us advocate for you by contacting us online or by calling (603) 471-3550 today.

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