Texting and driving has become a prevalent danger on today’s roadways. While many distracted drivers are confident in their ability to use a cellphone behind the wheel, it only takes a split second to cause a crash. That split second can turn into months of pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages for crash victims. At worst, it can lead to someone’s death.
That’s why the Law.com Premier Texting and Driving Accident Attorneys are committed to holding distracted drivers accountable when they cause a crash. If you or a loved one was injured, contact a lawyer in your area for a free consultation.
Before delving into how to prove texting while driving, it's important to understand the texting and driving laws in your state. These laws typically prohibit sending, reading, or composing text messages while operating a motor vehicle. Many states also prohibit any hand-held cell phone use while driving, including talking on the phone.
However, these laws vary by state. For example, in some states, texting and driving is a primary offense. This means that a police officer can pull over a driver and give them a ticket for texting and driving. In states where it’s a secondary offense, law enforcement can only cite drivers for texting and driving if they’ve been stopped for another traffic violation.
Missouri and Montana are the only states that haven’t prohibited texting and driving.