Portland Car Accident Injury Law Firm
May 1, 2013
In 2013, Oregon legislature has been developing a bill that would increase fines for texting and driving in an effort to discourage this distracted driving habit. It only takes a split second for a serious car accident to happen resulting in catastrophic injuries.
The bill, if passed, would increase the current fine for texting and driving. Currently, the ticket will cost an offender from $110 to $250. The increased fines would range from $260 to $1,000. The new fines would also be posted on traffic and transportation states throughout the state.
State lawmakers disagree on whether the state needs more laws, stronger laws or more focus on safe driving in general. While laws might help reduce the number of accidents related to texting and driving, the unfortunate fact is that distracted drivers will still cause car accidents.
Car accidents always cause disorder in the lives of the people involved. However, when severe or catastrophic injuries occur, lives can be changed forever. A Portland Car Accident Lawyer understands that you need to focus on recovering from your injuries. Savage Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that knows the intricacies of Oregon law. We recognize the importance of investigating your case thoroughly in order to identify every pertinent fact regarding your case.
While lawmakers debate the laws and fines for distracted driving, you can do your part by keeping your mind clear and concentrating on the task at hand, driving. If more people took this problem seriously regardless of the laws, then more car accidents could be avoided.
Contact Savage Law Firm today for a free consultation.