The National Safety Council reports that one in four serious or fatal car accidents is caused by cellphone use. This includes texting and typing, both of which are illegal in Alabama, but also talking or using hands-free options. July is National Cellphone Courtesy month and a good time to reflect on the dangers of distracted driving and steps you can take to protect yourself and others from this serious threat.
Cellphones have become a necessity, but our relationship with them often boarders on obsession. From browsing the web to maintaining contact with family, friends, and business relations, these tiny devices have embedded themselves into nearly every second of our day. When driving however, they offer only danger for those using them – and for everyone sharing the road. You can do your part by making the choice to not use your phone, for any purpose, while driving. You cannot always be sure others are being as responsible.
If you have been injured by a driver who was using a cellphone in Alabama, even if that use was legal, you are entitled to hold him or her accountable and seek compensation well in excess of the initial offers made by insurance companies. The Mobile, AL car accident attorneys at Long & Long are here to take your case and fight for your rights, helping you secure the true compensation you are due.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident in Mobile or surrounding areas of Alabama, please contact Long & Long online or by calling (251) 432-2277 to schedule a free consultation today. We have offices in Mobile and Orange Beach to better serve victims of distracted drivers living throughout our state.