Did you know that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to be involved in a car accident? Distracted driving is dangerous driving, and studies have shown that texting is one of the most dangerous distractions of them all. Both teenage and adult drivers admit to composing, sending, or reading text messages while behind the wheel, which requires cognitive, visual, and manual attention. Though the five seconds that it takes to text and drive might not seem like a long time, it’s enough time to cover the length of a football field—with your eyes off the road. If you or someone you love has been involved in a crash with a distracted driver, you need a car accident lawyer near Douglasville to represent your rights. Discover more information about the dangers of texting while driving in this infographic, and please share with your friends and family so that they can stay safe behind the wheel.
Kenneth R. Bernard Jr. serves as the Managing Partner of Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. A native of Douglas County, Kenneth earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. He then served his country as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. After his service, Ken returned home and joined forces with John Sherrod to launch Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., a law firm with a mission of providing superior legal services with a neighborly touch. In addition to his practice, Ken has served on several boards and committees, including three terms as Chairman of the University System of Georgia Foundation, Inc.