Distracted Drivers caused 431,000 accidents related injuries and killed 3,179 people in 2014
As of December 2014, 169.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA)
Ten percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the crashes. (NHTSA)
Drivers in their 20s are 23 percent of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 27 percent of the distracted drivers and 38 percent of the distracted drivers who were using cell phones in fatal crashes. (NHTSA)
If you or a loved one was injured by a reckless driver, you should consult with Lake Charles reckless driving accident attorney N. Craig Richardson about the legal options that may be available to you. To discuss the particulars of your claim with a Lake Charles car accident attorney, please call our Lake Charles offices at (337) 381-5349 today.