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According to the Pew Research Center, over 90% of adults own a cell phone, and unfortunately, some of these people use their cell phones while driving. While any distraction while driving is dangerous, using a cell phone presents unique risks to drivers and surrounding motorists.
With advances in technology, cell phones provide an entirely new set of distractions to drivers. Many drivers admit to talking on their cell phone or texting while driving, but a recent poll discovered one-third of all drivers admitted to checking the social media site Facebook while driving. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only activity drivers admitted to engaging in while driving.
These distracted driving behaviors are incredibly dangerous because they take the driver’s eyes off the road and hands off the steering wheel. While many drivers who engage in these behaviors do so because they believe they can do them safely, the reality is using a cell phone while driving is like driving blindfolded.
Drivers who use their cell phones while driving not only put themselves at risk for injury or death, but also risk the lives of other motorists on the roadway and any nearby pedestrians.
If you or someone you love was injured in a Houston car accident caused by someone using a cell phone while driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the experienced Houston distracted driving accident attorneys at Adame Garza LLP today for a free consultation. We can evaluate your claim and help you understand your legal options. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.