A previous post on this blog offered a thorough discussion on the reasons why people continue to drive while using their mobile phones to "text," surf the web, or do some other activity that can take their attention away from the task at hand-that of driving.
In a sense, though, the reason why people choose to text and drive does not matter since a driver who is texting is by that very fact a distracted driver who is not totally focused on the road and may not even have hands on the steering wheel. When a collision result from this sort of behavior, it is hard to call the aftermath an "accident." Although it is unlikely the distracted driver intended to seriously hurt or kill someone, the truth of the matter is that he was engaged in what people in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and around the country know is dangerous and unacceptable behavior. There is no text so important that a person does not even have time to pull over in a safe place before responding.
As with many types of claims, an insurance company may want to settle quickly with the victims of a distracted driver, whether the driver was texting or was distracted in some other way. Even if the insurance company is not doing anything wrong per se, there is always some incentive to pay as little compensation as possible and get the case off the company's books quickly.
Our Berks County law office, on the other hand, has the incentive to get our clients the financial help they need by pursuing maximum compensation, even if that means taking a case all the way to trial. Not only do we aggressively pursue all avenues of compensation, we also help our clients manage the fallout from a serious accident by helping them deal with medical expenses and, in some cases, loss of income.