Texting and Driving
TEXAS CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
The negligence of the average American driver has increased since the advent of the smartphone, which tends to tempt motorists, especially those between the ages of 16 and 21, to send or read a text message while behind the wheel. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many other roadway safety organizations predict that 25% to 40% of all car accidents involve cellphone distraction on part of at least one of the drivers. The problem is clearly enormous and improvement is not guaranteed, so what can you do if you get hit by a texting and driving motorist?
You should contact our San Antonio personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC. Attorney Hernandez has over a decade of legal and trial experience, a flawless 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. If you would like to learn what our high-caliber service can do for you and your car accident case, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation today.
REAL DANGERS OF TEXTING & DRIVING
Many drivers fail to realize the genuine danger and risk they expose themselves and others on the road to when they text and drive. It may due to the fact that picking up a mobile phone has become second nature for just about any task. The truth is that the danger of texting and driving is far too real and the resulting car accidents often cause catastrophic damage.
Consequences and injuries often reported in texting and driving accidents include:
According to the CDC, texting and driving is incredibly dangerous because it engages a driver in all three forms of driver distraction: manual, visual, and cognitive, which distract the hands, eyes, and mind, respectively. Picking up a phone and sending a text message might seem like a fast, harmless action but it really removes your hands from the steering wheel, eyes from the road and adjacent lanes, and thoughts from the task of driving safely. If you were hit by a motorist who was texting and driving , our team of experienced attorneys can use that to your advantage and show a jury that you were not at fault.
You need to act quickly after you have been hurt by a texting and driving motorist. They know that what they have done was both irresponsible and illegal, and they are likely doing all they can to craft a story that shines a more positive light on them. Do not let them get away with such blatant negligence. Contact our Texas car accident attorney and prepare to bring the fight to them.