The Sterling Firm can help! A texting and driving a vehicle is a negligent driving! A texting driver is at 23 percent higher risk of a crash than an attentive one. This risk is because while someone texts, they have to concentrate on the keypad rather than the steering wheel. This shift in attention may seem very small, but a split-second decision can make a big difference at high speed. Studies have found that driving while using a cellphone reduces the amount of brain activity needed for driving by nearly 40%. It takes five seconds to make a single-word reply. By that time, a driver travels the length of a football field. During this time, the driver remains blind to the road ahead of him.

Negligent driving can be caused by any number of activities that a drivers could be doing instead of focusing on driving. Distracted by their smartphone, eating food, dealing with children in the vehicle, and talking, regardless of whether or not they are doing so hands-free, all contribute to drivers not paying attention to the road ahead. While distracted, drivers can end up hitting other vehicles or even pedestrians.

If you are injured in an accident by a distracted driver, the driver can be held legally liable.

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