Texting and Driving Accidents
Driving requires your sole focus. After all, your life, the lives of your passengers and the lives of other people on the road are all in your hands. Drivers should avoid distractions such as texting and driving, eating and grooming.
Distracted driving is dangerous – and illegal. If you are in an accident because another driver was distracted, you could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, vehicular damage and more. John Mobley is an experienced texting and driving attorney who knows how to fight for his clients with insurance companies and in court.
The most difficult part of a distracted driving case is proving that the driver at fault was distracted. Attorney John Mobley will be able to assist you in determining whether someone was distracted at the time of the accident by obtaining cellphone records to see if the phone was being used. There are other ways to determine whether a driver was distracted:
- The driver admits to being on the phone or distracted.
- The police report says that the driver was distracted.
- Eyewitnesses saw that the driver was distracted.
- There is video evidence that the driver was distracted.
When people hear “distracted driving,” they usually think it means texting and driving, and that is a huge part of it. South Carolina Code § 56-5-3890 specifically prohibits drivers of all ages from using a “wireless communication device” to compose, send or read a text while operating a motor vehicle on a public street or highway within the state.
Aside from texting and driving, other types of distracted driving include eating and/or drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, watching video and more.