The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., reports that 40 percent of all U.S. teens have ridden in cars with drivers who were using cellphones in a dangerous way. In addition, Monash University has found that drivers who text on cellphones and use other hand-held electronic devices are four times as likely to become involved in injury-producing traffic accidents.
If you were harmed by someone texting or talking on his or her phone while driving, you have the right to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries. T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, is here to defend your rights and hold the careless party responsible. We have decades of experience and a record of multimillion-dollar results.
Depending on the circumstances, our Kentucky law firm may be able to help you recover money for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your vehicle
- Other losses
Someone Else’s Text May Have Changed Your Life Forever
Every month, more than 170 billion text messages are sent across the U.S. While it’s fine for people to text, it is never acceptable to put someone else’s life on the line in order to do so. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that texting while driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times.
In fact, the average time it takes to send or receive a text is 4.6 seconds. If someone is driving 55 mph and takes his or her eyes off the road for that brief amount of time, he or she will travel the length of a football field blind.
At the law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we know that a careless driver’s text message may have resulted in a serious accident and catastrophic injuries to you or someone you love. Our lawyer is here to make ’em pay, so call T.J. today at 502-589-2560 (Louisville) or 502-589-2560 (Central Kentucky). You can also contact the office by email for a free initial consultation about texting and driving.