Texting is the preferred method of communication by teenagers, who are
also one of the major source of
texting auto accidents. Nothing seems too inconsequential not to be texted, at any time, especially
while driving. All it takes to change a life is 3-5 seconds; the amount
of time generally used while texting in a car.
A young driver, more intent on texting her friends that she was on her
way to meet them, only has to take her eyes off the road for a few seconds
to cause an accident. That’s when it happens. Crossing the intersection,
the texting driver did not see the man legally in the crosswalk. Her car
hits him, throwing his body into the air and then to the ground where
the head trauma results in his death. Texting, and no other contributing
factor, is determined to be the cause of the accident. She may lose her
driving privileges and even get incarcerated. The victim loses his life.
Teenagers are 4 times as likely to be involved in a texting car accident,
whether they are the victim or the cause of the accident, the lives of
all involved in the accident are forever changed.
Nothing can bring back a loved one killed in a senseless texting and driving
accident. However, the family may be entitled to compensation from the
responsible party(ies). If you or a loved one has been the victim of a
texting car accident, contact the dedicated
car crash attorneys at
Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP for a free consultation toll free at