A driver using a handheld cellphone, or texting, in Washington can be pulled over and issued a traffic citation

Safety Tips

Public health research shows that a driver on a handheld cellphone is just as impaired as a drunk driver. Texting while driving is even more dangerous. Please never use a handheld cellphone or text while driving.

Sample Recoveries

A passenger in a car rear-ended at 60 mph by a texting driver, causing broken pelvis and femur with surgery and good recovery: $145,000, (limit of all available insurance policies including his own under insured motorist coverage). Also obtained waiver of over $200,000 in unpaid medical bills at no charge to the client.

A crossing guard hit in a crosswalk in daylight while wearing yellow rain suit, sustaining broken leg and torn rotator cuff: $250,000.