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Texting and Driving Accident Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous, and there is perhaps no behavior that causes more distraction behind the wheel than texting and driving. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our team is here to help if you need a Philadelphia car accident lawyer. We understand how devastating these incidents can be, so we will use our resources to investigate your claim and obtain full compensation for your losses.

Texting and driving in Philly – unsafe and devastating

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that if a person is driving at 55 mph, then sending or reading a single short text message is like driving the length of a football field with their eyes closed. The CDC goes on to say that, during their latest reporting year of data, around 400,000 people were injured in the United States due to an accident involving a distracted driver.

According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 13,729 total distracted driving crashes reported to authorities in the Commonwealth during the latest reporting year. It is almost a certainty that there were more distracted driving crashes that were not reported.

Unfortunately, texting and driving crash often result in severe injuries. In many cases, a driver who is reading or sending a text message fails to slow down at all before they strike another vehicle or a bystander. It is not uncommon for our Philadelphia texting and driving accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
  • Other severe back or neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Open head wound
  • Severe lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

How to prove texting and driving caused a crash?

Proving texting and driving can be difficult, and you should absolutely work with a skilled Philadelphia distracted driving accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to use their resources to obtain all evidence necessary to prove liability. For texting and driving case, this can include:

  • Retrieving cell phone records: Even if a cell phone user deletes their text messages, the mobile service provider should be able to provide this information with appropriate timestamps.
  • Retrieving internet or data records: Sometimes, a person is using a texting service through an app and not a mobile provider. In these cases, it may be necessary to obtain data from the app company itself.
  • Speaking to witnesses: An attorney may find eyewitnesses to the crash that saw the other driver texting and driving.

Call our Philadelphia texting and driving accident lawyers for help

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by another person texting and driving, contact the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay for help with your case today. We will investigate your claim so we can obtain full compensation for your losses. This includes:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Property damage expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a Philadelphia texting and driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.