Texting and Driving in Albuquerque
The convenience of text messaging has swept the nation. Cell phone users of all ages type their quick communiqués to friends and family every day. Unfortunately, many people continue to text after getting behind the wheel—and teenagers aren’t the only ones guilty of texting and driving.
But texting and driving can be lethal. An 18-month study conducted by the University of Utah found that college students who texted while driving were eight times more likely to crash than if they were when not texting.
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Albuquerque and other New Mexico cities have passed distracted driving laws that prohibit drivers from using handheld devices to write or read text messages while driving. Unfortunately, these laws aren’t enough to stop all drivers from texting behind the wheel.
If you believe that you have been hurt by someone who was texting and driving, Berenson & Associates, PC can help.
Texting and driving cases are considered to be quite serious and are often handled similarly to DWI cases. Distracted driving laws allow punitive damages to be awarded in cases in which someone has been seriously injured or killed due to distracted driving.
The attorneys at Berenson & Associates, PC can help victims of distracted driving fight for compensation for their injuries and losses. Attorney Rachel Berenson is certified in accident reconstruction, making her able to critically evaluate accident reports and help determine liability for the accident. In addition to careful analysis of the accident, we will also seek to obtain the responsible party’s cell phone records to demonstrate texting use at the time of the collision.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one because of texting and driving, you should know that distracted driving laws are on your side. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn how the attorneys at Berenson & Associates, PC of Albuquerque, New Mexico can help.