Texting and Driving Accidents

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Driver negligence can take any number of dangerous forms, but one of the most dangerous of all is reading and writing texts behind the wheel. Motorists who are hanging on their smartphones are not capable of paying adequate attention to the road ahead, and deadly accidents can ensue.

If a texting motorist’s distraction leaves you injured, seek the medical care and attention you need from 388CEDA today. We offer comprehensive medical services that include highly effective pain management techniques, and we can also – upon your request – recommend an experienced car accident attorney to you.

Addressing the Problem

The problem of texting behind the wheel is very real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines distracted driving as engaging in any activity that attracts your attention away from the task of driving safely and further relays that there are three primary categories of distraction, including:

  • Visual distractions that require you to take your eyes off of the road ahead
  • Cognitive distractions that require you to think about something other than driving safely
  • Manual distractions that require your hands to become involved (and, thus, to leave the wheel)

Texting manages to combine all of these dangerous types of distraction into one world-class distraction.

Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shares that the average text takes about five seconds to address (by either reading it or composing a response), which means that, when the person doing the texting is behind the wheel, he or she drives virtually blind for about the length of a football field (when traveling at highway speeds. Driving safely requires motorists to concentrate solely on the task of navigating safely over our roads.

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Your Physical, Financial, and Emotional Damages

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who was texting behind the wheel, you can expect to suffer serious consequences, which are addressed as damages in car accident claims. These damages can be wide ranging.

Your Physical Damages

Your physical damages relate to your physical injuries, which can be quite extensive. Some of the injuries that are most closely associated with car accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Serious cuts, burns, and abrasions

Your Financial Damages

Your financial damages relate to those losses that come equipped with price tags, including:

  • Your medical expenses, which can be immense
  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Lost wages on the job

Your Emotional Damages

Your emotional damages refer to your pain and suffering, which can be considerable. The physical pain associated with serious injuries is difficult to endure, but the emotional pain can be even more so. This emotional pain can lead to wide-ranging symptoms, including:

  • Severe mood swings
  • Changes in personality
  • Crying jags
  • Increased anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Bouts of depression
  • General emotional lability
  • Self-isolation
  • PTSD-like symptoms
  • irritability

These effects can serve to push your friends, loved ones, and family away from you – just when you could use their loving support the most.

The Medical Services You Need

If you’ve been injured by a dangerously distracted driver who was texting behind the wheel, you need medical attention, and 388CEDA is here to help. We offer a suite of medical services that include all of the following:

  • The specialized care of board-certified orthopedic physicians and neurosurgeons
  • Effective pain management services, including modern interventional pain techniques
  • Convenient and effective telemedicine
  • Chiropractic care and other holistic healthcare practices
  • Specialized imaging services, including MRIs and computerized tomography

In addition to medical care, you may also need the professional legal counsel of an experienced car accident attorney, and we can recommend such an attorney to you upon your request that we do so.

Your Insurance Claim

In order to regain your health and well-being, you need the compensation to which you may be entitled, but the at-fault distracted driver’s insurance company is not likely to make it easy for you to accomplish this goal. With an accomplished car accident attorney in your corner, you may be better positioned to negotiate for the just compensation that you need.

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388CEDA Is Standing by to Help

If a texting motorist leaves you injured in a car accident, 388CEDA offers the comprehensive medical care and pain management services you may be looking for. If you are also seeking professional legal guidance, we can recommend an experienced car accident attorney to you upon your request that we do so. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, please don’t wait to call us at 1-800-388-CEDA today.

*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.

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The damages – or losses – that are common to T-bone accidents include all the following:

  • Medical Expenses – Your medical costs can include emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, doctors and specialists, rehab, physical therapy, prescription medications, adaptive medical devices, home health care, and beyond.
  • Lost Earnings – While you heal from the injuries you’ve endured, you’ll likely need to take time off from work, and this often means lost income. If your injuries are serious and/or inhibit your ability to do your work, it can mean a decrease in earning potential and could lead to an altered career trajectory.
  • Pain and Suffering – In addition to financial losses, you can experience psychological and emotional losses that are categorized as pain and suffering. These effects can be haunting and difficult to transcend.
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