Our fast-paced lifestyle lends itself to occurrence of car and truck accidents triggered by distracted driving. People are often in a hurry, and use handheld wireless communication devices for convenience. GPS devices, computer notebooks, tablet computers and laptops pose temptations to many drivers, as well as traditional cellphones. Young people in particular, with their highly proficient texting skills, tend to overestimate their ability to multitask while texting. Whatever justifications drivers have for texting while at the wheel, diverting one's eyes, hands and attention is an obvious risk factor for motor vehicle accidents. Texting while driving is a public safety crisis of our times.
It only takes a moment of inattention to lead to a traffic accident disaster. Recent research studies have shown that texting while driving is an even greater risk factor for accidents than is drunk driving. Insurance companies, government experts and organizations such as the American Automobile Association (AAA) have been sounding the alarm for a number of years now: Texting and driving injures and kills many people on the roads.
Arkansas has several laws governing cellphone use, texting and driving, as follows:
Texting and driving is prohibited for all drivers
Cellphone use at the wheel is prohibited for school bus drivers and young drivers and drivers in work zones
Whether or not a driver is specifically breaking a traffic law when using a mobile device while driving, inattentive driving is negligent. If you were seriously injured or if your loved one was killed because another motorist was texting and driving, this information is relevant to your claim for compensation.
Odom Law Firm has years of success representing the injured and a long list of favorable outcomes achieved on behalf of motor vehicle accident victims. If we represent you after a serious injury or fatal traffic accident, we will investigate all potential contributing factors such as by reviewing cellphone records of other drivers.
We are selective about how many cases — and which cases — we accept. If we represent you, our aim will be to maximize the value of your claim. You will know that we are giving your case the attention it deserves.