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What is distracted driving?

Distraction can be a major contributing factor to many types of car accidents. It is especially dangerous when you are operating a motor vehicle because operating a car or other motor vehicle requires your full attention and focus on what you are doing — which is why  distracted driving is outlawed in many states.

There are three types of distractions that can occur while driving:

  1. Visual distractions: Taking your eyes off the road for any reason, including looking at a phone or other object.
  2. Manual distractions: Taking your hands off the wheel, such as to text or adjust the radio.
  3. Cognitive distractions: Taking your mind off the task of driving, such as daydreaming or talking to passengers.

One particularly dangerous form of distracted driving is texting while driving. Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines  all three types of distractions: it takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off the task of driving.

Texting while driving is banned in many states, but it is still a common occurrence. In fact, distracted driving is now considered to be one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver. It is important to speak with an experienced distracted driving lawyer to discuss your case and find out if you have a valid claim.

How can a Texas distracted drivers accident attorney help?

If you’ve been involved in a distracted driving accident in Texas, a distracted drivers accident attorney can help you in the following ways:

  1. Help identify and gather evidence: Distracted driving often leaves little to no physical evidence, so it is important to act quickly. Your distracted driving attorney will look for clues at the scene of the crash, interview witnesses, gather phone records, etc.,  in order to build a strong case.
  2. Negotiate with the insurance company: Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out claims for distracted driving accidents, so your attorney will need to be prepared to negotiate on your behalf.
  3. File a lawsuit: If negotiations fail, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf in an effort to seek out restitution. 
  4. If necessary, take your distracted driving case to trial: Your attorney will discuss whether it is worthwhile to take your distracted driving case to trial in this event.
  5. Help overcome any legal hurdles: Your attorney will help you overcome any legal hurdles that may come up in your case.

If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident in Texas, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. An attorney familiar with TX law can help you receive compensation for your injuries. 

If you need legal advice from a Texas distracted driving accident attorney, please contact our law firm. We have experienced attorneys who can help you with your case. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation today to find out more.

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