Texting & Driving
Texting and driving has been a leading cause of car accidents across the nation for years. As technology and constant communication becomes more prevalent, drivers have a harder time disconnecting themselves from their portable devices even while operating a vehicle. While some may think that multitasking is harmless, this type of distracted driving is negligent behavior that can cause injury and death.
If you have been hurt or if you lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligent driving, you could have grounds to file a claim. Many cases of car accidents are the result of texting and driving behind the wheel, and when it happens, you need to take immediate legal action. At Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP, our Indianapolis personal injury lawyers have been holding negligent parties responsible for their actions since 1899!Indiana's Ban on Texting While Driving
The purpose of banning texting and driving is to create safer road conditions for all. According to Indiana Code 9-21-8-59, the use of a cell phone or handheld device is not permitted while operating a motor vehicle. This means that drivers in Indiana violate the law if they:
- Type a text message or e-mail message while driving
- Transmit a text message or e-mail message while driving
- Read a text message or e-mail message while driving
Any use of a cell phone or handheld device while behind the wheel is strictly prohibited, unless the device is used with hands-free technology. By eliminating one of the most common causes of distracted driving, the roads can be much safer for all. Unfortunately, this law is hard to enforce, and still takes the lives of many innocent drivers, motorists, and pedestrians.Protect Your Rights! Hire an Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyer.
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