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Louisiana Laws on Texting & Cell Phone Use While Driving

Louisiana law prohibits texting while driving. Offenders can receive up to $500 in fines after the first violation, and up to $1000 for any following transgressions. Additionally, a 60-day suspension of a person’s license may be set in place if they are caught texting while operating a vehicle more than once. Underaged drivers can also receive up to $250 in fines for this violation of the law.

Fines for both adults and minor drivers are doubled if a car accident took place while texting and driving.

Talking on the phone should be limited when driving. Texting while driving should not be done at all. Doing so can cause devastating accidents.

Texting and Driving Car Accident Statistics 

Texting while driving endangers both drivers and anyone else on the road. It can result in car accidents, fatalities, or other losses. The following statistics show just how dangerous this practice can be.

  • Distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019, including passengers, pedestrians, and drivers.1
  • More than 1,000 people are injured every day due to a distracted driver.
  • Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds.2
  • At 55 mph, texting while driving is like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.2
  • For children, youth, and young adults aged 8–24, motor vehicle crashes are the primary cause of death, with teens having the highest proportion of distraction-related fatalities.3

Texting While Driving is as Dangerous as Driving Drunk

Drivers who talk on the phone while driving are four times as likely to get in a car wreck than those who don’t. When drivers text while operating their vehicles, this likelihood is increased. Reaction time for texting while driving is similar to driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%. Both types of distracted driving are dangerous, but texting and driving is measurably worse.

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Texting and Driving Car Accident?

If you have been involved in a wreck caused by a driver who was texting,contact us today. The team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has plenty of experience with such cases, and we want to put that experience to use for you.

When you choose to trust our firm with assisting you throughout your legal journey, you will benefit from the years of experience that our Louisiana car accident lawyers possess. We have represented situations similar to yours many times before, and we know how best to pursue justice on your behalf. If necessary, we even have the capability and experience to bring your case in front of a jury.

What Compensation Could You Recover in a Texting and Driving Accident Claim?

Compensation received after a collision depends on the type and severity of any damage, losses, or injuries. If you have received a personal injury due to a texting and driving car wreck, you may be able to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death damages

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Louisiana

Accidents happen, but accidents that are a result of someone texting while operating a vehicle are completely avoidable. If you have been a victim of a car wreck caused by someone’s distracted driving, we can help. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Louisiana. Contact Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys at 888.501.7888!

Sources

  1. https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving
  2. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  3. An Integrative Review on Teen Distracted Driving for Model Program Development

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