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Cell Phone Accidents in Columbia, SC

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Have you been involved in an accident caused by a negligent cell phone user? Discuss your case with a Columbia personal injury attorney from our office. We suggest that you get as much information as possible concerning your accident. Cell phone on car dashboard

At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we represent the victims of wrecks caused by inattentive drivers using their cell phones and texting.

One of our Columbia injury lawyer can help our clients recover the money they are entitled to for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages after being injured. Car accidents caused by a driver who is paying more attention to their cell phone than to the road are detrimental situations.

Schedule your free consultation with our Columbia attorney by contacting us online or calling us at (803) 359-3301.

Our attorney can fight on behalf of those who were injured in a car accident when another driver:

  • Ignores a stop sign / red light
  • Abruptly came into their lane
  • Rear ended them at a high speed
  • Made an illegal turn

In all cases involving serious personal injuries, we investigate whether or not the at-fault driver was operating a cell phone, music player or other mobile device. Distracted drivers put other vehicles at risk when they could play a part in avoiding car wrecks. These situations can result in serious workplace injuries and even wrongful death.

South Carolina Texting While Driving Law

Distracted drivers have always been a concern for lawmakers and there have been many studies linking texting while driving and other phone-related distractions as one of the main causes behind a large percentage of avoidable accidents. Some studies even point to South Carolina as one of the top states with DWT drivers.

There have been many attempts by South Carolina legislators to pass laws restricting the use of cell phones to some extent. Currently, there are no laws put in place to prohibit the use of cell phones by drivers. South Carolina lawmakers have made it clear that if you consider the text on your phone more important than the safety of your passengers or other drivers sharing the road, you will be responsible for the damages and injuries that result from this act of negligence.

Although it is not yet illegal in most parts of South Carolina to text while you operate a motor vehicle at high speeds, the law is clear that if you do so and cause an accident, you are responsible for the resulting injuries and damages.

The South Carolina distracted driving laws are stated in the National Motorists Association and do not include penalties for the simple act of texting while driving. When this action causes an accident, however, consequences are given.

If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck, you should always investigate whether or not the driver was on a cell phone at the time of the accident. As a driver on our highways, truckers have a responsibility to avoid accidents by not giving attention to their cell phone. There are no second chances when a large commercial vehicle crashes into a passenger vehicle.

Loyal and Sincere Representation

At the Law office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC we are dedicated to giving victims of distracted driver accidents the best representation possible. If you or a loved one was injured in an automobile accident, and you have suffered soft tissue injuries or more serious injuries, and you want to know do you have a case, we offer a free case consultation to assist you in determining the value of your case, what to expect, and the predicted length of time to resolve your case.

Contact our firm today for further information!

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