Talking or Texting While Driving
Any experienced Utah Personal Injury Lawyer knows that talking or texting on your cell phone while driving is hazard and poses a serious risk to other drivers on the road. In fact, since more and more people are using cell phones as their primary means of communicating in distance, cell phone use in the car is more common and automobile accidents as a result of distracted driving in Utah have increased. It is not a stretch to assume that all of us are guilty of speaking on our cell phone while driving. However, all of us should be mindful of the potential consequences associated with this type of driving behavior. We should all avoid cell phone use while driving when possible.
Many individuals are seriously injured in car accidents in Utah every year as a result of a negligent driver and cell phone use. Whether it is talking or texting, cell phones and driving can amount to unsafe driving practices. Many injured victims have recently retained our law firm to represent them in personal injury claims against negligent drivers who failed to pay attention, were distracted on their phone, and caused an accident resulting in injury or death to others. This is unacceptable and at Salcido Law Firm, we aggressively represent these victims and their family in pursuing justice.
Utah Laws on Cell Phone Use While Driving
The law in Utah is clear, drivers must maintain a proper lookout at all times while operating a motor vehicle on Utah roads. All of us are required to exercise reasonable care in the operation of a motor vehicle. We owe it to everyone around us to be safe while driving. While talking on your cell phone in Utah is not per se illegal, texting on your cell phone is. Like many other states, Utah recently passed laws prohibiting texting while driving. Some states even go farther to prohibit the use of cells phone almost entirely unless they can be operated hands free. The current trend in laws related to cell phones and driving suggest that we may see even harsher penalties and prohibitions regarding talking and texting while driving.
Texting and Drunk Driving
One of the reasons why so many states now have no texting laws is because of the many recent studies which suggest texting and driving is so highly dangerous. Believe it or not, some studies suggest that texting and driving may be as bad or worse that drinking and driving. While texting and driving does not affect the senses the same way alcohol does, texting can cause a driver to lose attention even more than being drunk. It is clearly very dangerous and has lead to serious injuries and deaths.
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We represent numerous individuals each month who have been injured by a driver who was talking or texting on a cell phone and caused and accident. You should not have to suffer as a result of another’s gross negligence. You have rights. Call to discuss your case with a Utah Injury Lawyer at Salcido Law Firm today. Call us anytime at 801.413.1753.