Trucking and Texting from Your Indiana Truck Accident Lawyer
Picture the scene: You and your family are on the road for the family vacation. The kids are in the back seat, giggling. You spouse is in the seat next to you, going through the schedule of the vacation. You are comfortable with the radio on listening to a song that was your favorite several years back. All is right with the world. Suddenly and without warning the semi tractor trailer to your right moves left into your lane hitting you and sending you out of control. It is a nightmare scenario. You later learn that the reason that the big truck lost control because the driver was texting his girlfriend on his cell phone and became distracted. In our world of instant communication, the good comes with some baggage. Texting and automobiles do not mix. Anything that takes the drivers attention from the road, and following the rules of the road is going to end up badly sooner or later. If the texter is a large truck operator or bus driver, the consequences can be deadly.
John P. Young is your Indiana/Indianapolis truck accident lawyer. Mr. Young, in his twenty two plus years of representing injured Hoosiers, has seen the effect of large truck accidents/crashes. The injuries are often severe, including head injury, amputation, broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis and even wrongful death. As a result of this experience, we, at Young and Young, applaud the new texting ban proposed for large truck operators and bus drivers. The ban, proposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) covers texting and driving. This ban is part of a larger effort by the Department of Transportation to reduce driver distractions on the road.
The DOT reports that 5,870 people were killed and 515,000 people were injured in 2008 on our roadways due to distraction, most of which were related to cell phone use and texting while driving. It is good to know that the trucking and bus industries are in favor of the ban. The industry position is that texting and driving is a serious safety hazard.
If you or your family have been injured in a large truck accident, or any type of highway accident, call John P. Young, your Indiana/Indianapolis Truck accident lawyer for a no charge, personal, and confidential consultation. You can reach Mr. Young toll free at 1-888-639-5161 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, we work only for you and there is no charge unless we recover fair compensation for your injuries.