Injured in a Crash Caused by Someone Texting and Driving?
Kent car accident lawyer Zach Herschensohn can get you full compensation
If you’ve been injured in a car crash by someone who was texting while driving, Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn can hold them accountable so that you aren’t held responsible for someone else’s reckless decisions. The Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC has secured millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout the Seattle metro area and is proud to help you get the financial compensation you’re entitled to. Discover what a knowledgeable and experienced Kent car accident lawyer can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.
There’s no question that cellphones and smartphones have a place in our lives, but they shouldn’t be used when driving – especially when it comes to reading or sending a text. Getting into any kind of car accident can be upsetting, but if your car crash was caused by someone texting and driving, your frustration only multiplies. Through no fault of your own, your car might be totaled, you may have sustained serious injuries, you could be out of work while you recover, and you may be unsure of what to do next. To aggravate your situation even more, the insurance company could be pressuring you to accept a lowball settlement offer – or worse yet – trying to say the accident was your fault.
Don’t leave money on the table. Car accident lawyer Zach Herschensohn is a tough negotiator who won’t back down to the insurance company. He’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve, but if push comes to shove, he’s more than willing to lock horns with the insurance company in front of a judge and jury as a tenacious and effective trial attorney.
How many accidents are caused by texting and driving?
Every year in the U.S., more than 1.5 million car accidents are caused by someone texting and driving. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer injuries in these crashes, while thousands of others are killed. In order to send or read a text, you must take your eyes off the road, which dramatically increases your odds of causing a collision.
Is texting and driving more dangerous than drunk driving?
Statistics show that a texting driver is six times more likely to cause a crash than someone driving under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, someone who is texting while driving is about 20 times more likely to cause an accident compared to someone who isn’t. Studies show that driving while using your cellphone is about as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent.
Is texting and driving illegal in Washington state?
It is against the law to hold your cellphone while you are driving in Washington state, even if you are stopped in traffic or at an intersection. You are allowed to use your cellphone if it can be used hands-free and activated by a single touch or swipe; if you’re parked or out of the flow of traffic; turning on music or a GPS before you start driving; or if you need to call emergency services.
This law applies to all electronic devices, including laptops, tablets, and handheld video games. If you are ticketed for driving while using a handheld electronic device, you’ll have to pay a fine and your insurance provider will be notified. The cost of your fine will also increase with each infraction.
Send negligent drivers a message with Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC
If you’ve been injured in a car crash caused by someone who was texting and driving, you need to act immediately to protect your rights and hold them accountable. You don’t want to end up with minimal compensation – or nothing at all – because you waited, evidence disappeared, and their story changed.
Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn knows how to prove the other driver was texting at the time of your crash and has the resources to build a strong case on your behalf. Whether it’s tracking down witnesses or obtaining phone records through a subpoena, Herschensohn Law will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. It also costs you nothing to have an experienced car accident lawyer handle every aspect of your case. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis – meaning you pay nothing unless we win. Learn what Herschensohn Law can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.