From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Accidents Caused by Texting and Driving

As a Virginia personal injury lawyer based in Charlottesville, Virginia, I have been surprised by the number of reports of recent car accident caused by drivers who are texting while behind the wheel. I suppose it is good for business, but such accidents are completely unnecessary, not to mention the fact that texting while driving is illegal. Even before such conduct was criminalized, it didn't make much sense. the driver who texts is like a drunk driver. Just today I was behind a car on the interstate that was slowing down rather markedly - from 70 to the mid-fifties - even though the speed limit had not changed. Of course, when I passed the car, I could see the driver using his smartphone to text. At least he stayed in his lane while texting. So often, the texting driver is straying into my lane of travel. There are several campaigns going on across the state that are designed to increase awareness of the dangers of texting and driving. Virginia still permits the use of a cellphone while driving, although many states, including Maryland and Washington, DC have placed limits on the use of a cellphone by a driver. In light of several recent studies that document the attention deficits of drivers using a cellphone, such restrictions are probably wise. If you have been injured as a result of a driver texting while driving or using a cellphone while driving, call me for a free evaluation of your case. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News


  1. I can definitely relate to this article. I was driving on the freeway one day, and I was side swiped by a teenage girl who was texting and driving. My car smashed into the barrier and she just kept going. I suffered from some pretty bad whiplash. We were eventually able to find the girl with the help of a lawyer, and get some compensation.

  2. I agree that accidents like this are unnecessary. My brother-in-law was recently injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was texting on his phone. He's in the process of looking for a personal injury lawyer to file a claim.

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  3. Texting while driving is such a bad idea. My brother has a bad habit of doing it sometimes. I'm afraid he won't stop until something bad happens like an accident. We try and talk to him about it, but that hasn't seem to change anything.