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Texting While Driving in Redlands, California

Texting while driving is another form of negligent driving that significantly raises the risk for traffic accidents. As a Redlands auto accident lawyer at the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC, I strongly believe in holding these drivers accountable to anyone they harm as a result.

I've been representing the injured since 1981 and am proud of the more than 35 years of legal assistance I've given to individuals and their families in southern California through injury claims. Keeping our heavily-traveled roads and highways safe is vital; that can be enhanced by taking legal action against those would put all of us at risk by texting behind the wheel.

A Dangerous Epidemic

Texting while driving, also known as distracted driving, has grown enormously, enough to be called a "dangerous epidemic" by, the Official Government Website for Distracted Drivers. According to this federal source, 3,328 people lost their lives in 2012 in traffic crashes caused by this type of negligent driving behavior. Another estimated 421,000 people were injured by distracted drivers that year, an increase of nine percent from 2011.

According to ATT, a survey of commuters revealed that close to half were guilty of texting while driving. 43 percent of these admitted that it had become a habit. While educational, governmental, and legislative measures have been taken to warn people about the dangers of this behavior, many drivers continue to engage in a behavior that has been compared to driving the length of a football field blindfolded. Some studies on distracted driving have concluded that it is as dangerous, if not more so, than drunk driving, due to the fact that the driver's eyes and attention are not on the road.

Experienced Legal Help from a Redlands Auto Accident Attorney

If you've been injured because of a driver who was texting while driving, you may be owed legal compensation for your losses and damages. By holding such a negligent driver accountable through an injury claim, you will be achieving justice for yourself. You'll also be sending a strong message that such behavior is not acceptable. That can help to make the roads safer for the rest of us.

Contact my firm today to discuss your potential injury claim stemming from a distracted driver accident.