The immediate aftereffects of a motor vehicle accident can be difficult enough. Hopefully no one was seriously injured; if there were injuries, recovering takes the highest priority. Unfortunately, as anyone who has been in an accident knows, dealing with the crash involves more than just recuperating. You must also deal with insurance companies and the cost of medical expenses and lost wages.
Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes away from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds—long enough to cover a football field at freeway speed, according to researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.