As Tucson, Arizona car accident lawyers, we’ve seen so many cases that have resulted in horrible injuries. One cause of these kinds of awful accidents that seems to be rising steadily is texting. Most people know that texting and driving is dangerous. But did you also know that it’s potentially criminal as well?
The Supreme Court in the State of Arizona has ruled that in drunk driving cases punitive damages are appropriate. That basically means that in addition to being held liable for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, drunk drivers are also subject to a fine that is used as a tool to punish them and to warn the general public about making the same kind of mistake.
The court has not ruled on punitive damages in cases involving texting, so we don’t know yet how those will be handled; possibly on a case-by-case basis.
For those people badly injured by a driver who was texting, finding a skilled car accident attorney is an important first step.
At Breyer Law Offices, we have experience with these kinds of texting personal injury cases in Tucson and throughout Arizona. Our Arizona cell phone car accident attorneys are happy to answer any questions you may have and educate you about all of your legal options. Call us today – we can help.