Texting While Driving Is Illegal In West Virginia
Distracted driving is dangerous. According to a report by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, a driver is 23 times as likely to be involved in a car crash if he or she is texting. Other studies show that when people text, they take their eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. That is the same amount of time it takes to drive the length of a football field at 55 mph. Despite the efforts in recent years to educate drivers on the dangers that distracted driving while texting can create, many drivers continue to engage in dangerous behavior that can cause accidents and injuries.
In 2012, the West Virginia legislature tried to put an end to the increasingly unsafe use of cellphones behind the wheel, making it illegal to text while driving. Unfortunately, neither the data nor the law has stopped some careless drivers. Call 304-720-1422 if you have been injured.
Akers Law Offices is a personal injury firm in Charleston that you can turn to for help. Our personal injury attorneys provide legal representation for victims of distracted drivers, including texting and driving accidents. Attorney JB Akers is experienced at investigating, negotiating and litigating accidents. Having spent years raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, he provides unique insight and experience to these cases.
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At our firm, we work with experts to show that the driver was negligent and texting was the cause of your automobile accident. Accident reconstruction experts can piece together the scene of the accident to show the location of the vehicles, their speed and the time the accident occurred. Using this information with cellphone records, we can often verify whether a text was sent or received at the time of the accident.
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.
We will leverage our full resources and knowledge to help you with every aspect of your claim. Through investigation and careful preparation, we will work to secure the compensation you need, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for your pain and suffering.
Contact Our Lawyer For Your Free Consultation
Whether your accident was caused by texting or talking while driving, we can help you. We would be more than happy to evaluate your claim and provide you with a realistic valuation of your case. To schedule your free consultation with attorney JB Akers, call 304-720-1422 or send us an email, and we will contact you. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.