A new study released by ResearchNow for AT&T shows that adults actually text more than teenagers. A scary thought if you think of how many more adults there are on the road than teens. Kristina B. Otterstrom, a Utah personal injury attorney drivers can rely on, says April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and is the perfect time for adults to commit to put down their phones and ex the texts.
According to the survey, 49 percent of adults admit to texting while driving compared to 43 percent of teens. And almost all drivers admit they know it is not safe to text and drive, but most continue to do it anyway.
Not only do texting adults set a bad example for the younger drivers in the car, they also are endangering themselves and those in the car with them. A Utah personal injury attorney has been noticing the legal cases for texting and driving continuing to rise.
Don’t forget, in Utah, it is against the law to text and drive, reminds a personal injury lawyer Utah residents trust. Not only are you endangering yourself and other drivers when you text and drive, but you are also committing a crime and could be criminally charged.
If you have been injured in a car accident where the other driver was texting while driving, contact a Utah personal injury attorney for help knowing if you have a good case.
If you need a Utah personal injury attorney, call the law firm of Shumway Van & Hansen. The lawyers at our firm always offers free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information please call us at (801) 478-8080 or stop by our offices which are located at 8 East Broadway #550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Let us help you to get the compensation that you deserve!