Texting Accidents

Texting and Driving Accident Attorneys

Distracted Driving Infographic

Texting and driving is against the law in Utah, as it is in 38 total states, and as a primary offense is warrant enough to get you pulled over. Texting is part of ‘distracted driving, which both includes and prohibits e-mail and other internet functions while driving. Despite this, accidents caused by texting are rampant across America, and the trend is rising.

Texting and Driving Accidents

One such accident occurred when Holly and her boyfriend were struck from behind in their vehicle by an 18-year-old male.  The young man was ‘driving distracted’; he never hit the brakes, but he did hit ‘send’. Though his attention was diverted for only a split second, that is all the time it took for traffic to shift from free flowing to a complete stop.  Alerted to the situation after turning his attention to the road, he saw that the cars in his lane were stopped in front of him, leaving him no time to slow down.  He attempted to correct the situation by swerving into the adjoining lane only to find more stopped cars, which is precisely when he struck Holly’s car.

Holly sustained multiple injuries, including whiplash, lumbar strain, frontal lobe headaches, contusions on her head and face, and other serious injuries.  She blacked out for a time.  Unfortunately, this kind of bodily damage can be caused not only by distracted thumbs—texting and driving—but distracted eyes.  A turned head and shifted focus is all it took to inflict such lasting harm.

Three weeks following her accident, Holly made the choice to contact the Utah personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas. Here are some of the services we provided to her, as we do for all those involved in texting and driving accidents:

  • Request a copy of the police report on your behalf;
  • Subpoena the cell phone records of the perpetrator of the accident; and
  • Allow you to focus on healing while we assume complete contact with the insurance companies, from the moment you hire us until your case is closed.

Over the course of her case we have stood by Holly’s side as she has undergone extensive medical treatment and other rehabilitation means. For Holly, this has been an ordeal, suffering extensively for an accident she could not control—but she has never been alone. Our firm motto of service with integrity and compassion when you’ve been injured has been manifested time and time again as we have fought for fair compensation on Holly’s behalf.

Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Christensen & Hymas understands that texting while driving accidents occur frequently. Real people with real families can get hurt because of distracted driving.  If you have been injured by the negligent actions of another, call the attorneys at Christensen & Hymas today at (801) 506-0800.  Our personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the complex situation caused by texting accidents in Utah and together we will achieve resolution.