July is National Cellphone Courtesy month and, as we can all agree that causing a car accident is discourteous, this month provides drivers a perfect opportunity to reflect on how cellphone use impacts vehicle operation. As with nearly every state, texting while driving in Alabama is illegal. That does not mean it’s uncommon, nor does it mean that texting is the only risk posed by cellphone use while driving. If you are injured by a driver using a cellphone, the Gadsden car accident lawyers at The Shelnutt Law Firm can help. Call us at 256-547-4988 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
The National Safety Council reports that cellphone use is a primary factor in over 25% of all serious car accidents. Cellphone use in this case includes texting, typing, dialing, talking, and any other way a phone may be used. And it’s not just handheld devices. In fact, studies have found that hands-free options may pose even greater risk by giving the impression of safety without eliminating driver distraction – which is what causes these accidents in the first place.
During Cellphone Courtesy month, you can take steps to protect yourself and those you love by committing to leaving your phone alone while you drive. If you are injured by a driver who doesn’t care to take this same simple step, our Alabama car wreck attorneys are here to take your case and fight for your rights to help you secure maximum compensation.
To schedule a free consultation at our Gadsden, Alabama office, please contact The Shelnutt Law Firm today. We welcome clients from Etowah County and all surrounding areas.