You may have heard about the dangers of texting and driving, and the new laws which are being enacted across the country to prohibit this practice. Every day, drivers across the country are suffering fatal accidents and personal injuries related to texting and driving. With these new laws being enacted, drivers who text can now face the maximum sentence.
In recent news, a Boston teenager was recently convicted of motor-vehicle homicide and negligent driving because his texting caused a fatal accident.
The judge sentenced the young man to 2 1/2 years in prison (although the judge noted his age of 17, re-mediating the sentence down to a single year) because his car swerved into the other lane, causing this fatal crash.
This crash was entirely caused by texting and driving, the latest risk to motorists. The judge decided to set an example by imposing the maximum sentence on the teen noting four factors:
- Public safety
This is just the latest in a string of fatal accidents caused by texting and driving. A court case such as this should be a deterrence to all motorists who are considering texting and driving. At the end of the day, this case sends one simple message: don’t text and drive!
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Injury Lawyers for Texting and Driving Accidents
Even if you’re an extremely safe driver, you still can fall victim to a texting and driving accident. If you have suffered personal injuries or the wrongful death of a family member, you may be entitled to serious monetary compensation. Although no monetary amount can curb the pain caused by such injuries, a substantial settlement can make things a bit easier by covering:
- Personal damages
- Lost wages
- Health expenses
If you’re in need of lawyers for texting and driving accidents, don’t hesitate to call the lawyers at Link & Smith P.C. They have experience in texting and driving cases, so you know that you will get the monetary compensation you need to bear the burden.
If you would like a complimentary consultation with our injury lawyers, please call the office of Mark Link and Houston Smith today at 404-315-8840.