According to a 2010 report by the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, 91% of Americans use cellphones and 47% have sent or read a text message while driving. Cell phones are a major cause of distracted driver accidents, and many states have passed laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you must seriously consider the possibility that the other driver was texting while driving.
A skilled West Plains, MO injury attorney can help you investigate the cause of your accident to determine if driver distraction played a role. With the assistance of a legal professional, you may be able to seek compensation from the other driver for the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered. There is a time limit for filing personal injury claims, and it is important to contact the team at Henry & Williams, P.C. immediately after your accident.