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6/25/2010
Kevin Jensen
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Was That Trucker Really Texting Behind the Wheel?

We see it all the time on the Arizona roadways…people texting while driving. What happens when the driver who is texting is behind the wheel of a large truck? The results can be catastrophic.

The Department of Transportation describes a truck driven by a texting driver as a lethal weapon. A study conducted by Virginia Tech cites that a truck driver who is texting is 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident as opposed to a trucker who is paying attention to the road.

As a result, many new regulations and laws have been introduced prohibiting drivers from using handheld cell phone devices to text while driving. Unfortunately, many truckers are ignoring these news laws and putting you and your family at risk.

Being involved in a crash with a semi can leave you and your loved ones with serious injuries. It may even prove fatal since a tractor-trailer is significantly bigger and heavier than the average car on the road.

If a texting trucker has injured you, you may be able to recover compensation. An experienced Phoenix truck accident attorney will be able to advise you regarding your legal options.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident in Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale, Buckeye or elsewhere in the valley, you should contact our office at (480) 632-7373, for a free case evaluation.

Category: Truck Accidents

 

Labels: Arizona distracted driving Phoenix truck accident Phoenix truck accident attorney trucker texting

The Law Offices of Kevin Jensen is located in Mesa, Arizona, and handles cases throughout Maricopa County, including Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Anthem, Glendale, El Mirage, Tolleson, Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City and Buckeye.


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