Distracted drivers are one of the greatest dangers on the roads today. Studies have shown that driving with a significant distraction such as texting is equivalent to driving drunk. In addition, distracted drivers are on the road in much greater numbers and at all hours of the day. Cell phones, food and drink, and even loud or disruptive passengers all slow the reaction time of ordinary people operating dangerous machines. Distractions caused by texting and talking on the phone account for more than 40% of all auto accidents.
We are only now beginning to understand the dangers of distracted driving. New laws are going into affect all the time in an effort to keep us safe on the road. In July of 2013 Virginia passed a new law upgrading texting while driving to a primary offense and more than quintupling the fine for first time offenders to $125.
With rules about distracted driving changing all the time, personal injury cases involving these accidents can be complicated, messy affairs. A good attorney can make all the difference in helping you pursue your case successfully. The personal injury attorneys of Allen & Allen are experienced in handling cases involving distracted drivers and can help people injured by the negligence of others.