Texting & Driving Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Attorney Serving Houston, TX
Distracted driving has become a serious and concerning issue on American roadways. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2010 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and more than 400,000 were injured. Although driver distraction is by no means a new danger, recent technological advancements have made distracted driving more widespread and dangerous.
Some of the common forms of distracted driving include:
- Eating and drinking
- Using a cell phone or personal electronic device
- Personal grooming or hygiene
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching videos
- Talking to passengers
- Adjusting a radio or CD player
While all forms of distracted driving are inherently dangerous, texting while driving is by far the most alarming. This is because using a cell phone to text message commands a driver's visual, manual, and cognitive attention simultaneously. The consequences of texting accidents can be severe as drivers who text frequently fail to slow down or attempt to avoid a collision before it happens. As of 2017, Texas has issued a statewide ban on text messaging for all drivers. This means that ALL written communications are banned while driving, including sending text messages and scrolling or messaging through social media.
Interested in discussing your rights after a collision with a distracted driver? With our experience and resources, the team at Stern Law Group can offer insight that helps you make an informed choice about your case. A Houston car accident attorney at our firm can advise you of your rights and options, based on a long history of representing the injured and wronged. We have helped more than 40,000 clients and have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation through our years in practice.
Find out how we can help with your car accident claim by calling for a free consultation.
Protecting Your Rights: Houston Car Accident Lawyers
Texting behind the wheel is nothing short of careless behavior that endangers all others on the road. If texting played a role in your car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or other road traffic incident, the negligent driver must be held responsible. In addition, you deserve to be compensated fairly for the damages you suffered, including compensation for your physical injuries, expenses, and any emotional damages that occurred. With the help of our legal team, your personal injury case can be brought to a favorable resolution. To discuss your texting accident with a lawyer from our firm, call now.