Texting and Driving Causes Car Accident Death
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 21, 2011 in Wrongful Death
A Miami family was awarded $8.8 million for the death of a woman involved in a car accident . The accident was caused by Luis Cruz-Govin who was believed to be texting during the time of the crash.
Myriam del Socorro Lopez, a passenger in the other vehicle, died on scene, while her husband, Wilson Torres, suffered serious internal injuries.
According to the Sun Sentinel, phone records show that Cruz-Govin had an outgoing text at 8:19 p.m. and paramedics were notified of the car accident at 8:21 p.m.
If you were injured or lost somoene you love to a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills and financial losses. Gordon & Partners's experienced auto accident attorney in West Palm Beach to find out if you have legal options.
The use of cell phones while driving has become a big issue and a topic of much discussion and legislation in recent years. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended a ban on all cell phone use while driving.
Some researchers liken driving while distracted by a cell phone to driving while under the influence of alcohol. The University of Utah conducted a study in which they found that cell-phone-use while driving can delay a drivers reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent (the legal limit).
Car accidents caused by a driver distracted by using a cell phone have become more and more commonplace. If you have been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver and need a skilled West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer , contact Gordon & Partners for a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation.