Families Tell Stories of Loss from Distracted Driver Accidents

In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in collisions involving a distracted driver (someone who was talking on a cellphone or texting while driving). According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, distraction-related fatalities represented 16 percent of overall traffic fatalities in 2009.  These accidents leave victims injured or killed and families grieving from the loss of their life-style or loved one. 

Thirty states, the District of Columbia, and Guam ban text messaging for all drivers. Twelve of these laws were enacted in 2010 alone. 8 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. 

Seattle-based attorney Christopher M. Davis says that he has seen a sharp increase in the number of car accident cases that involve a distracted driver that caused a crash and injuries to accident vicitims. 

Mischelle Davis
Davis Law Group's Director of Operations & Client Communications
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