Wednesday, 4 November 2009

DWT - Driving While Texting Accidents

How many people have a high tech phone that can send texts? Just about every adult on the road. How many times have you received a text while you were driving and replied to it? Just about every adult on the road has! Come on, be honest now.

Texting on the cell phone has become almost as popular as talking on the cell phone these days. So, you can imagine the number of texting while driving accidents has climbed dramatically in recent years. If you happen to be a victim of such an accident, you have certain victim’s rights on your side.

Have the police called to your accident and get a file written. Chances are the police will have been called by someone who witnessed the accident if it is a serious one. Get checked out to make sure you don’t have any medical problems that need to be taken care of right away. If you do have medical needs, take care of those first and then worry about your rights later.

Each driver is required to have liability insurance on their auto policies. There is a minimum amount each person is required to carry by law, and if they don’t have it, that is an additional fine for them. The liability insurance is supposed to be put towards you medical expenses and any fees resulting in work on repairing your vehicle.

Some insurance companies will fight your claim to the liability money and you may need a lawyer to assist you in getting it. Don’t be afraid to get counsel to work through these issues to get the money you deserve from being the victim. Money for pain and suffering would be collected from a separate lawsuit if you so deem appropriate. Your lawyer can guide you in the process.

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