Texting and driving are known dangers, supported by statistics. In fact, texting while driving accidents indicate negligence on the part of the texting driver, which can be used as proof to recover damages in car accident cases. At Ward & Ward, our attorneys devise effective case strategies and exhaust all measures to help clients recover full compensation in cases where other drivers are at fault for causing traffic accidents.
Indiana’s texting and driving ban for all drivers went into effect on July 1, 2011. The texting laws are primary, which means that when a law enforcement officer observes a driver engaged in texting while driving, there is probable cause to stop and issue a ticket. Penalties include fines up to $500. Indiana laws prohibit drivers under the age of 18 from using cell phones at all — hand-held or hands-free — or any type of wireless telecommunications devices while driving.
Teenagers are more at risk for car crash injuries and deaths than any other age group, and no age group texts more than teens do.
If you or a loved one suffers serious injury in an accident caused by a texting driver, an Indianapolis lawyer can help you recover full compensation. Law firms have access to private investigators, accident reconstruction engineers and other experts to build a strong case. Our attorneys at Ward & Ward are skilled negotiators and litigators who work tirelessly on behalf of our clients.
To discuss your auto accident with a knowledgeable lawyer, contact Ward & Ward online or at 317-639-9501. We offer free initial consultations and are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.