According to the US Department of Transportation (DOT), the use of a cellphone while driving is cited as a cause for an estimated 1.6 million accidents each year, including 500,000 injuries and 6,000 fatalities. Frankly, I’m surprised that those figures are so low. In my experience as a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I have witnessed the distracted driving epidemic grow increasingly dire with every passing year.
Distracted driving regularly results in injuries (and deaths) to the negligent driver themselves, their passengers, and other unfortunate souls who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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