Pennsylvania Texting & Driving Accident Lawyers
Texting & Driving Attorneys Ready to Help
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents and truck accidents in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Based on information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), distracted drivers contributed to at least 15% of all accidents in 2018, which amounted to more than 14,000 collisions and more than 60 fatalities.
Texting and driving is easily the most common form of distracted driving because practically every driver has a smartphone on them at all times. If you have been hit by a texting driver, then it can feel like you are out of luck when it comes to pursuing damages because of the resistance that the driver’s insurance company will put up.
Pursuing Compensation for Distracted Driving Injury
At Metzger Wickersham, we believe in standing up for the rights of the injured in all accidents, including texting and driving accidents. Call (888) 286-2850 to connect with our attorneys in Harrisburg, and tell us about what happened. We would be honored to see if we could pursue justice and compensation in your name.
Free initial consultations are available, so request one today.
Pennsylvania Texting While Driving Ban
On March 8, 2012, Pennsylvania became the 35th state to pass a "texting-while-driving ban." The law prohibits using a cell phone to send, read, or write any text-based communication while driving.
Although a number of laws are already in place nationwide, many people still put themselves and others at risk to text while driving. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that nearly 20% of all drivers admitted to sending texts or emails from behind the wheel. That number spikes up to 50% of drivers 21 to 24 years old, and it can be assumed to be much higher because people are likely to lie when asked the question: “Do you unlawfully text and drive?”
Proving the Other Driver Was Texting
How can you prove that the other driver was texting when they hit you? This is where our Harrisburg texting and driving accident lawyers can step in and lend a professional hand. We know where to look for convincing evidence of negligence, and how to use that evidence once we find it.
We might be able to prove the other driver was texting by using:
- Eyewitness statements
- Dashcam or traffic cam footage
- Cell phone data records
- Police reports
Call Our Lawyers for Reliable Representation
If you or a loved one have been injured by someone who was texting while driving, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. With Metzger Wickersham at your side, you benefit from skilled Harrisburg distracted driving lawyers, more than a century of established legal services, and the resources of a large firm. Additionally, we offer a no-fee guarantee to our clients, meaning that unless we obtain compensation on their behalf, they aren't responsible for a single legal fee.
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