Texting While Driving

Inattentive operation of a car is not always the result of alcohol or drug impairment. The growing popularity of smartphones has become the leading cause of distracted driving. Sending texts and checking social media while driving constitute multitasking that can lead to serious injuries and death in a motor vehicle accident.

For more than 60 years, the Arkansas law firm of Dodds, Kidd & Ryan has obtained millions of dollars for accident victims. Insurers know of our success and our reputation as trial lawyers. Often, we are able to resolve cases through negotiation. However, we will not shy away from the courtroom if that provides the best outcome.

The Life-Changing Consequences Of Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving

The law forbids the use of hand-held devices while driving. Yet, drivers still choose to focus more on their phones than on others who are sharing the road. When a vehicle accident occurs, criminal acts collide with negligence. Beyond fines and other punitive measures, you need an attorney to pursue a different type of justice and hold the negligent driver accountable beyond the criminal justice system.

While you can control your use of a smart gadget, you cannot presume that other drivers share that level of restraint. Instead of paying attention to the roads, motorists take their eyes off the road and sometimes their hands off the steering wheel. Side-impact collisions, head-on and rear-end crashes, and rollovers occur, leaving car drivers and motorcycle riders severely or fatally injured.

Retaining an attorney at our firm who is experienced in this area of personal injury is paramount. To prove that texting played a role in an accident, investigators and specialists are needed to identify use of the cellphone and its relation to the accident.

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