The number of teens who are dying in night time crashes has tragically risen as the use of cell phones has increased, the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A & M University reported in sobering news today.

The number of fatalities has increased by over 10% over the last 10 years.

I have a client who was rear ended on a local highway by a teenager on her cell phone. My client had to undergo a spinal fusion and discectomy as a result. My client is still in pain due to the wreck in June 2007. I just took her neurosurgeon’s deposition last night. I used this diagram as an exhibit in the deposition.

Talking on the phone, texting, surfing the internet, and even using a bluetooth headset while driving is distracting. Distractions are the leading cause of automobile crashes in America. Thousands of people are injured every year as a result.

If you’ve been hurt because of a wreck, call my office at 817-885-8000 or e-mail me. I will fight hard to get you the maximum recovery possible. In addition, if you mention that you found me by this blog or my website, I offer a reduced attorney fee of only 28% pre-trial instead of the 33.3% pre-trial fee that most attorneys charge. That will translate to hundreds or even thousands of dollars in savings to you.