With the amount of technology readily available to any young driver, the temptation of checking that new text may be hard to resist, even when driving down the road. Teen drivers are at risk for believing themselves to be safe behind the wheel of the car, and statistics show that many teens feel confident in their abilities to text and drive. But those five seconds of distraction could mean the loss of someone else’s life – or your own.
Attorney Courtney Allen Van Winkle was featured in the recent Huffington Post article on “The Dangers Behind Teen Texting While Driving” by Dorit Sasson. In the article, Courtney shares some scary statistics about teens texting and driving. Her perspective as both a personal injury attorney and a mother of four has taught her to set a good example behind the wheel and talk to her children about the dangers of distracted driving.
Read the full Huffington Post article here for more information.
About the Author: Courtney is a partner and personal injury lawyer at Allen & Allen, working primarily out of the Richmond and Short Pump offices. In a career spanning over 20 years, Courtney has handled personal injury cases including catastrophic injury, brain injury, distracted driving accidents and wrongful death across the state of Virginia.