PG County texting and driving accidents can happen in several different scenarios.
Picture it: You’re driving casually along the road in Prince George’s County on a Saturday afternoon. You’ve got your errands lined up for the day: grocery store, post office, donation drop off and maybe a little shoe shopping. The weather is beautiful, so you roll the windows down and crank up the music with thoughts of the day ahead. Maybe when you get home you’ll….
However, you can’t finish your thought, because you’re hearing metal crunch and feeling your car careen out of control until it comes to an abrupt stop. You’ve just been hit by another vehicle and you think they may have been texting and driving.
Time to call a Prince George’s County texting driving accident lawyer.
It’s important to know that when you’ve been in a texting and driving accident, you are far from alone. Texting and driving falls into the category of distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016 saw 3,450 people killed in distracted driving accidents. During daylight hours, the NHTSA says approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving and you can probably assume that number will continue to rise.
What to Do After a PG County Car Accident
It may be hard to gather your thoughts after a PG County car accident because you’re trying to figure out exactly what happened. The most important thing you should do is check for injuries and make sure everyone is okay. And if you feel that an injury you or someone in your vehicle has sustained is “mild,” it’s still a good idea to call for help. Injuries often characterized as “minor” can quickly develop into something more serious or even life-threatening, so it’s best to see a doctor if for nothing else but as a precaution.
Don’t hesitate to get to the hospital via ambulance. Taking every step possible to ensure your well being and that of anyone else involved is a priority.
If You Suspect the Other Driver Was Texting and Driving
Make sure you let the responding police officer know that you think the other driver may have been texting and driving. This information should be documented in your police report. If the other driver was, in fact, texting and driving, your Prince George’s County texting and driving accident lawyer will request cell phone records to see if your suspicions are correct.
Getting a Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been in a Prince George’s County texting and driving accident, you need to call the PG County texting and driving accident lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm. The texting and driving accident lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm are prepared to take your case and work tenaciously to get you fair and reasonable compensation for your accident. Call today for a free consultation at (301) 605-4296.