Texting While Driving Motorcycle Accidents
Fighting for victims of texting while driving motorcycle accidents
Text messaging is a significant distraction among drivers that endangers all other vehicles on the road, including motorcyclists. Texting by drivers can prove to be especially dangerous to motorcycle riders and passengers, who are not protected by airbags and seatbelts.
If you or a loved one was injured on a motorcycle due to texting while driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Maine to learn about your rights. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we provide aggressive representation for our clients who have been injured in motorcycle crashes and other types of accidents. Call Joe today: 1-866-275-4563.
Fines for texting while driving in Maine
It goes without saying that drivers should focus on the road, not on their cell phone screens. Maine law prohibits texting while driving, with the minimum fine for texting while driving being $100.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction
- Of those killed in 2009 distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction
Roughly 5,300 motorcyclists were killed in accidents nationwide in 2008. Thousands more sustain serious motorcycle accident injuries that may result in skyrocketing medical bills, a loss of income and pain and suffering. Traumatic injuries related to motorcycle wrecks such as amputation, broken bones or injuries requiring surgery demand the skills of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Maine.
Contact a Maine motorcycle accident attorney
After a motorcycle accident, you may be contacted by an insurance company looking for a quick settlement. Before you make any oral or written statement, talk to the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. You may be entitled to more compensation than you are being offered. For a free consultation, call Joe today at 1-866-275-4563. Tell the insurance companies you mean business.