Research performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that a car accident is 23 times more likely to occur when one driver is texting. This statistic is telling of the damage that can be caused by a simple glance at your phone. Despite the law in place that bans all Massachusetts drivers from texting while driving, this criminal offense remains a problem throughout the state.
If you have been involved in a car accident because someone else was texting, you understand just how devastating the consequences can be. Physical and emotional trauma quickly takes its toll, making it difficult to go about life as you once did. But what injuries are the most common for these victims? Read on to find out.
Exploring the Injuries Caused by Texting and Driving
Even just taking your eyes off the road for five seconds to look at your phone equates to driving the length of a football field without ever looking at the road. It is no wonder that injuries are a common result of texting while driving.
Victims often suffer lasting complications from the following injuries:
- Internal trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Airbag trauma
These injuries can lead to costly medical bills and many years of rehabilitative care. If you are currently suffering and feel that you have nowhere to turn, the good news is that you are not alone. the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. may be able to help you file a claim to pursue the compensation you deserve.
We have many years of experience and are deeply committed to the needs of our clients. You shouldn’t have to deal with the trauma of your injuries alone and now you don’t have to. Schedule a free consultation to speak with a Worcester car accident attorney today.