Nowadays, we’ve all heard the dangers of texting and driving. It seems fairly obvious that the simple act of reading or sending a text message is incredibly dangerous when driving, but some just don’t get it. We see them every day: heads down, staring at their phones while driving, oblivious to what’s going on around them. While most Delaware residents wouldn’t think of texting while driving, it just takes one negligent driver to cause a deadly wreck.
In Wilmington and throughout the state, car accidents are caused by many things. At the heart of so many accidents, though, is driver negligence. Texting and driving is an egregious form of negligence that can damage or even claim a life in a heartbeat. With more and more younger drivers on the road who are used to texting frequently, this type of distracted driving doesn’t appear to be vanishing anytime soon.
Reading or sending a text behind the wheel can cause anything from a simple fender-bender to a head-on collision. In either case, the person injured by such an act has important rights before the law. In addition, he or she may be able to recover compensation for injuries. A skilled personal injury attorney can review the facts of the incident and even perform an accident investigation if necessary.
The auto accident attorneys at Murphy & Landon have won over a million dollars for accident victims in the past. They have taken on insurance companies and won. Most importantly, they have held countless negligent drivers accountable for the chaos they created in the lives of others. A free consultation is available, and clients do not have to pay fees unless their case wins. To begin obtaining valuable legal help as soon as possible, accident victims or their families can contact Murphy & Landon.