Austin Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Let Our Austin Car Accident Attorney Help You
When irresponsible drivers take their attention off the road, the likelihood
of an accident occurring drastically increases. According to a statistics
reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2012 and 2013, 421,000
people were injured in
car accidents due to distracted driving, while 3,154 people were killed.
The common causes of distracted driving include:
- Text messaging
- Talking on the phone
- Adjusting the radio or CD player
- Reading a map or directions
- Grooming activities
- Retrieving an object on the floor
Despite identifying the specific cause of the accident, if a driver’s
distraction caused the collision with your vehicle, that particular driver
could be held accountable for your injuries and property damage. At
Komie & Morrow, LLP, we have
over 60 years of combined experience in helping individuals who were involved in automobile accidents as a result
of distracted driving.
Texas Laws Regarding Distracted Driving
Even though some types of distracted driving can be challenge to legislate
against, laws have been passed to address both driving while using a cell
phone and texting while driving (Texas Code Section 545.425). While Texas
doesn’t have a statewide ban on texting for all drivers, a number
of cities and counties have established their own bans, such as Austin,
Dallas, San Antonio and others.
According to Texas law:
- Drivers age 18 and under are prohibited from using wireless communication
devices while driving
- Drivers who are in the area of school crossing zones are banned from using
handheld wireless communication devices
- School bus drivers may not use cell phones while driving if children are
occupying the vehicle
- Individual’s with only a learner’s permit are restricted from
using handheld cell phones during the first 12 months of driving
Protecting Your Rights
You can rely on our Austin car accident attorneys to thoroughly investigate
your accident, procure all necessary evidence, and guide you throughout
the complex legal system. Working
relentlessly to protect your rights, we will seek to obtain the
maximum compensation to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional distress.
As members of The National Trial Lawyers (2015-2016) and Top 100 Trial
Lawyers (2014-2016), we are equipped to handle even the most complex
personal injury matters. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning:
you do not pay any
legal fees unless we win. Let us fight for the justice you deserve!
For more information,
contact our car accident lawyers for a
complimentary consultation today.
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