Driver Distraction and Auto Accidents
If you have been involved in an auto accident there is a 28% chance that driver distraction may have been a contributing factor. Regardless of who is at fault, the sooner you contact an experienced attorney, the better your chances for a good outcome. At our Law Firm, our team of experienced Texas accident lawyers will work tirelessly to protect your interests. We will even come to you if you are unable to come to our office. More here
Different Distractions Affect Different People
Others are busy multitasking, trying to work while driving. With so many electronic devices in use these days, any one of them can tempt a busy business person to use them while driving. One of the most common distractions is cell phone use, including talking and texting. Studies show that there is little statistical difference between accidents attributable to hand-held calls and hands-free calls.
Computers, GPSs, Blackberries, and iPods are all just as distracting as a cell phone. Some drivers even try to read or write while driving, and others are distracted trying to find directions.
Young drivers often try to do everything at once. Infants or children often distract parents. People frequently eat or drink, or change CDs or radio stations while driving.
Regardless of how urgent the activity may or may not have been if it distracts a driver and causes an accident everyone involved will have to deal with the consequences.
First Things First
If you suspect that driver distraction contributed to your accident make sure you find out if everyone is safe, and ask for medical assistance immediately if needed when reporting the accident. Say as little as possible, and gather as much information as possible. Make a mental note of anything that might suggest driver distraction, both inside and outside of the other driver’s vehicle.
While none of us expect to be involved in an accident, it never hurts to be prepared. Take your time choosing a personal injury attorney before you need one. Keep our contact information in the same place as your registration and insurance papers and with your identification card in the event, you are in an accident in someone else’s vehicle.
When you contact us immediately we can advise you, at the scene, how to protect your rights when communicating to the other driver or the police. We can help you get a rental vehicle if yours is damaged, and can meet at your location if you are hospitalized or home-bound after the accident.
When you need an experienced personal injury and accident attorney in Texas, please contact our Law Firm for a complimentary case evaluation.