Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. While many things distract drivers, cellphone use has been shown to be the biggest culprit.
The National Safety Council has reported that cellphone use causes over 1.6 million car accidents every year. Approximately 330,000 of these accidents are caused by texting while driving.
The dangers cellphones pose to drivers lead the state of Indiana to enact strict rules limiting cellphone use in cars. In Indiana, drivers under the age of 21 are prohibited from using cellphones at all while behind the wheel. This includes a ban on hands-free cell use and using cellphones for things like GPS. Drivers over the age of 21 are banned from texting while driving.
Unfortunately, the law doesn't stop many drivers from talking on their cellphones, texting, checking Facebook and engaging in other distracting behaviors while behind the wheel — and causing car wrecks.
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If a distracted driver caused a car accident and you were injured as a result, contact Gerling Law. For decades we have been helping accident victims just like you get compensation for their injuries.
We know how devastating a car accident can be — physically, emotionally and financially — and we are here to help. Together, we will get you the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and reimburse you for your pain and suffering.
You Need Someone On Your Side. You Need Gerling Law.
The most important thing you can do after a car accident, other than seek medical attention, is to contact a lawyer. The insurance company is not on your side. We are. And we will fight for you. Call our attorneys today at 812-266-9051 or contact us online for a free consultation. We will not charge you anything until we've secured compensation on your behalf. Our offices are located in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.