Driver Texting Kills Husband And Nearly Kills WifeDistracted driver blows through stop sign to cross a four lane highway
Texting while driving is a serious problem and is leading to numerous car accidents. Car Accident lawyers George and Maria Patterson have seen a steady increase in car accidents where cell phone use is alleged. It is often very difficult to prove that someone was texting while driving at the time of a car accident. Lawyer, George Patterson handled a wrongful death case where the use of a cell phone while driving was firmly established. The car accident occurred when a young driver drove through a stop sign and entered Route 301 in Upper Marlboro. Her car was immediately broadsided by George Patterson’s clients. The driver died at the scene and the passenger sustained severe abdominal injuries and underwent 14 surgeries. A Prince George’s County police officer was at the scene and pulled the unconscious driver out of her car. The unconscious driver was still clutching her cell phone. The use of the cell phone was also verified by cell phone records. Most victims of texting while driving accidents will not have the benefit of a police investigation and accident reconstruction that occurs with a death case. The immediate attention of an experienced car accident lawyer is often needed.