Everyone pays higher insurance premiums because of the rise in distracted driving car accidents. New laws requiring hands free cell phone use while driving are long overdue. For the first time, a new generation of drivers that learned to text first and drive second, are getting their first drivers license and old habits are hard to break. But distracted driving is not limited to only new teenage drivers. In fact, according to State Farm Insurance, 36% of all drivers admit to texting while driving.
We have all seen that other driver, in the lane next to us or the car in front of us, weaving in their lane, with their cell phone in one hand and the wheel in the other. The real costs of distracted driving are being passed on to all drivers in the rising cost of car insurance premiums that we all pay, regardless of our driving record. According to the Insurance Information Institute, car insurance premiums have risen over 16% since 2011.
Many drivers involved in a car accident do not admit to texting while driving during or just prior to being involved in a car accident. The seriousness of the distracted driving problem and of the cost in lost lives due to distracted driving is highlighted on the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data that shows almost 3,200 people died in distraction-affected car crashes in 2014.
Des Moines Distracted Driving Attorney
If you believe your car accident and your car accident injury was caused by a distracted driver, it is very important to contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible to preserve evidence of negligence and distracted driving. Attorney Marc Humphrey has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years and has a highly experienced team of accident reconstruction experts and cell phone forensics experts working with him. Marc Humphrey offers free consultations, free case review, and there are never any fees unless he wins at trial or settles your case.