As auto accident injury lawyers, we see our fair share of serious accidents caused by distracted drivers. Both talking on a cell phone while driving and texting while driving can distract a driver, and result in serious accidents and injuries. Last month in England, a case was reported where a driver was seen doing both – at the same time. A man was seen talking on one cell phone, and texting on another – leaving no hands on the steering wheel while driving 70 MPH on the highway. The man was banned from driving for a full year by the British court system.
While this is an extreme case of negligence behind the wheel, smaller cases occur thousands of times a day causing devastating accidents along the way. Please be careful behind the wheel, take measures to protect yourself from distracted driving and understand how serious of an issue it really is. If you or someone you know is involved in an accident due to the negligence of a distracted driver, contact the personal injury lawyers of Rutter Mills today for a free consultation of your legal rights.