Texting While Driving Accidents in Charleston, SC

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It is very dangerous to text while driving. This act can distract the driver from sudden road changes or cause the driver to swerve off-course. This distraction can cause the driver to cause a serious and even catastrophic accident. This is one of the greatest distractions known to the road and drivers. Adjusting the radio was previously the number-one cause of distracted driver collisions, but now it is overwhelmingly cell phone usage.

Why is texting dangerous?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about one-fifth of all accidents in South Carolina involve a distracted driver. Using a cell phone while driving delays a person's reaction time similar to the way that drunk driving does. If you or another individual has been injured in a distracted driving accident, one of our Charleston personal injury lawyers from McLeod Law Group, LLC, can be by your side to help you through this difficult situation.

Other Forms of Distracted Driving

There are other ways, besides texting, that a driver can be distracted. Anything that takes the driver's focus away from the road is considered a distraction.

  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Dealing with children
  • Eating
  • Using a GPS
  • Adjusting an iPod
  • Various other activities

It is important to note that South Carolina has not yet placed a ban on texting while driving. Therefore, it is left to the discretion of each driver to know when a safe and appropriate time to use a cell phone is, and when this action could cause danger to other drivers. If you have been injured in a texting-while-driving accident, the driver that caused the accident can be found at fault for distracted driving.

Contact a Charleston car accident attorney from our firm to have this situation effectively handled.