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Injured in a Car Accident with a Driver Who Was Texting?

Texting While Driving Accident Accident Lawyers serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa and cities throughout Oklahoma

A Texting While Driving Accident in OKC, Tulsa or anywhere in Oklahoma happens far too often.

Texting in the US continues to increase in popularity. The number of text messages sent in the US grew by 50% in the last few years. Despite campaigns against it, people continue to text while driving. Texting while driving increases the risk of an accident by 23 times. Oklahoma law does not ban texting while driving. If the law does not punish texting drivers that cause accidents, it is up to us to hold them responsible for what they have done.

A personal injury lawsuit is one way to not only compensate you for your injury, but to penalize texting drivers. To learn whether an injury lawsuit is appropriate in your case, please call 1-800-747-SELF (7353) or email Self & Associates today for a free consultation in Oklahoma City or across the state.

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Dangers of Texting

The statistics about the dangers of texting are frightening. A 23-fold increase in car accident risk makes it seem unlikely that anyone would text while driving, but they do. Texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, according to research by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. At 55 mph, this is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field while totally blind. A study of teen drivers and texting showed not only that teens who texted while driving had their eyes off the road 400 percent more than non-texting teens, they drifted out of their lanes and had difficulty responding to traffic signs. Most did not reduce their speed when texting.

At least 3000 people a year are killed in fatal car accidents caused by distracted driving. In addition, an estimated 416,000 people suffer injury in accidents caused by distracted driving.

People Don't Understand Dangers

Unfortunately, a recent survey by the NHTSA showed that people don't understand the extent to which they are distracted by texting or other types of cell phone use. For example, 25% of drivers reported that texting made no difference on their driving, and those that did note a difference said that they actually drove slower while texting, something that observed driving on a text track showed was not true. Instead, drivers tended to drift out of their lane, something recognized by only 2% of drivers.

Failure to recognize the dangers of texting and driving increases the likelihood that drivers will cause injury or death by negligent texting.

Your Lawsuit Can Help

People must first be made to understand the dangers of texting and driving. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a texting and driving accident, pursuing a lawsuit can not only penalize the negligent driver and get you compensation for your injury or loss, it can help publicize the dangers of texting and driving.

For help understanding your legal rights and options after a texting and driving accident, please contact Self & Associatestoday to talk to a personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma City or across Oklahoma.

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Our Oklahoma personal injury law firm has locatons in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Midwest City, Duncan and Norman. We serve injury victims throughout the state, including the cities of Altus, Ardmore, Broken Arrow, Chickasha, Del City, El Reno, Enid, Lawton, Moore, Muskogee, Mustang, Ponca City, Shawnee, Stillwater, and Yukon.

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7701 S. Western Avenue, Suite 202
Oklahoma City, OK 73139-2310
(405) 685-2111

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50 Penn Place
1900 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 942-2022

Edmond Personal Injury Law Location
200 East 10th St. Plaza
Suite 150
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
(405) 359-3303

Norman Personal Injury Law Location
3750 W. Main St
Norman, OK 73072
(405) 360-4099

Duncan Personal Injury Law Location
815 W. Main Street
Duncan, OK 73533

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Timbers Office Park
1390 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

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525 South Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103


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