In Cambria County last Wednesday a driver waived his preliminary hearing on charges that he was responsible for the deaths of two people. The driver was charged with among other things, texting while driving. While the Commonwealth has a heavy burden to carry, what is interesting is that this is the first time texting while driving charges have been filed in Cambria County since the law prohibiting texting while driving had been enacted nearly 2 years ago. This tragedy occurred close to home in Cambria County, but may have easily occurred in Blair, Centre or Huntingdon County.
Cases like this have serious consequence not only criminally, but also civilly. A Victim’s family may have a claim for serious personal injuries. At the Law Firm of Douglas V. Stoehr we have experience in handling injury claims caused by the negligence of drivers that are texting while driving. If you have been the victim of an auto accident related to a distracted driver please give either Attorney Doug Stoehr or Attorney Aaron Ling a call to evaluate your case today.
Remember that responding to that text message can wait. No message it worth your life, or the life another individual.