Texting While Driving Accidents

Norwich Texting While Driving Accident Attorney

Like many other states, Connecticut has seen a rise in the number of auto accidents caused by texting and cellphone use in recent years. Far too many people have been seriously injured in these crashes. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, your attorney should look for evidence that the at-fault driver was using his or her cellphone around the time of the crash.

At Anderson Law Firm, P.C., our Norwich lawyers have extensive experience handling injury claims involving all types of distracted driving, including texting. We fully investigate each auto accident claim, including analyzing phone records, and obtaining pictures from red light camera at intersections to determine whether cellphone use played a role. Such evidence, when present, is a useful tool when negotiating with insurance companies or arguing a case to a jury.

Anderson Law Firm, P.C., handles car accident cases in areas such as New London, Putnam, Willimantic and surrounding areas. To arrange a free initial consultation with us, please call 860.886.8845 or send us an email.

Understanding Connecticut’s Law on Texting and Cellphone Use

Connecticut law prohibits any driver from texting while behind the wheel. Drivers 18 and older may talk on the phone, but they must do so using a hands-free device. No driver under 18 is allowed to talk on the phone, even hands-free.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, Connecticut law imposes the following penalties for texting or talking without a hands-free device while driving:

First offense: $150 fine
Second offense: $300 fine
Third offense: $500 fine
Record of the violation will be reported to insurance companies

The public has begun to understand just how dangerous texting while driving is. If our Norwich attorneys can show a jury that the driver who injured you was using the phone, that can make your claim quite strong. It also encourages insurers to offer fair settlements to avoid trial.

Contact a Connecticut Lawyer for More Information on Cellphones and Accidents

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a car, truck or motorcycle crash, make sure you retain a law firm that will work hard for you. Anderson Law Firm, P.C., will do exactly that. For your free initial consultation, call 860.886.8845 or send us an email.