Do you suspect that the person who crashed into your car was driving while texting? We can investigate and get answers. At TSR Injury Law, we believe that you should not have to suffer the consequences of an accident that was not your fault — especially if the driver was texting. We have helped thousands of people recover millions in compensation. Personal injury law is what we do. When you hire us, you are hiring one of the best personal injury law firms in the state of Minnesota. Contact a Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney at 612-TSR-TIME.
Driving While Texting Statistics
Report after report supports the growing evidence that driving while texting is dangerous. The statistics reveal that someone who is driving while texting is at least 6 times more likely to crash than a non-texting driver. Semi truck drivers texting while driving are 23 times more likely to crash or be involved in avoidance maneuvers. Car and Driver reported that it took texting drivers significantly longer to hit the brakes than drivers who were legally drunk (.08 blood alcohol level). Look at these staggering results:
- Unimpaired drivers: .54 seconds to brake
- Legally drunk drivers: .54 seconds plus 4 feet
- Texting drivers: .54 seconds plus 70 feet
All of the current studies show that people can multi-task when talking on cell phones, but multi-tasking while texting is difficult — if not impossible. Reading a text message is even more dangerous than sending a text message. A driver who is reading a text message gets involved in reading and forgets about driving. A study done on a driving simulator, by the University of Utah, found that texters had more crashes, had a slower response time to brake lights on cars in front of them, and showed impairment in avoidance maneuvers than did drivers who talked on a cell phone while driving or drove without texting.
Minnesota Driving While Texting Lawyer
Inattentive driving is unacceptable and negligent. If you have suffered a car crash because another driver was texting, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will fight for your rights. Don't delay, call 612-TSR-TIME today or submit our contact form. Our lawyers are aggressive, ethical litigators who have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers many times by their peers.
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