What you should know about cell phone and texting accidents in the Mississauga
Cell phone use and texting by drivers are frequently factors in rear-end collisions and pedestrian injuries. This type of distraction can lead to serious injury or a fatal car accident, possibly creating the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit. Some studies have compared the dangers of texting while behind the wheel to drinking and driving. A study by the University of Utah shows that cell phone use is the equivalent of having a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent. Furthermore, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the use of hand-held devices makes the driver four times as likely to get into an injury crash compared to a driver who is not using a hand-held device.
If you or a loved one was injured, or a loved one was killed due to a driver who was using a cell phone or texting while driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (800)790 -3903 to learn about your rights today. A Mississauga area cell phone accident lawyer may be able to assist you.
Ontario prohibits texting while driving
A texting while driving ban in Ontario has been in effect for some time now. By adopting the legislation, Ontario joined a majority of other provinces that prohibit texting while driving.texting is now illegal for drivers in Ontario and so is using cell phones while driving.
Under the law, drivers may receive a $280 ticket.
At HURT IN Mississauga we have seen first-hand the devastating impact of a distracted driving accident. In representing someone injured in a texting while driving accident, we conduct a thorough investigation. We can examine the negligent driver’s cell phone records to prove he or she was texting at the time of the crash. Our Mississauga area car accident lawyers leave no stone unturned.
The accident may lead to deep losses. You may be coping with significant medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. We can work aggressively with experts who can show how the accident has affected your entire life.
Contact a texting while driving/cell phone lawyer in Mississauga
A car accident can be devastating, but doesn’t have to ruin your life. Take action today. Contact a Mississauga lawyer. At Hurt In Mississauga, we are committed to protecting the rights of people injured through no fault of their own or even if you are at fault. Let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies and are ready to take a case to trial if necessary. Call us at 1 (800) 793 3903 for a free consultation.