Driving a car is an inherently dangerous activity. There are always obstacles in the road to watch for and then there are other drivers. The ease and use of cell phones brought about a completely new danger in cars and now texting is causing an even greater danger. In a recent case a jury handed down a huge million dollar verdict against someone who was texting while driving.
Studies show that a person can travel the length of a football field in just a few seconds. So in the time that a person takes to text the words, ” be there in sec” they could have gone the length of a football field. Taking your eyes off the road to text is similar to driving while blindfolded. As people get use to texting the tendency to want to be in touch all the time is going to increase. I encourage you to pull over when you need to text. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. I remember hearing that it has caused more accidents than drinking and driving.
Merrida Coxwell is a accident and injury lawyer who handles serious injury cases throughout Mississippi. Coxwell & Associates has offices in Jackson and Ridgeland, and can meet with clients anywhere in Mississippi. Merrida Coxwell and his partner Charles Mullins have gotten verdicts and settlements for injured and defrauded individuals exceedig over 300 million. For a free consultation call 601-948-1600.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.