According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 109,658 distracted driving crashes in Texas. These accidents resulted in 455 deaths and 3,087 serious injuries. One death is too many. One serious injury is too much. The Robson Law Firm are distracted driving lawyers in Austin, Texas who fight for the rights of the injured. Our attorneys can help you seek damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you’ve been hurt in a car crash due to the actions of a distracted driver. By holding distracted drivers accountable for their actions, we send a strong message to the community. Distracted driving will not be accepted and individuals who pick up their phone or take their eyes off the road will be held accountable for the damage they do. If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident involving a distracted driver, contact the Robson Law Firm today. Our distracted driving lawyer in Austin, Texas can help you pursue the recovery you may deserve under the law.
What is Distracted Driving?
While texting and driving rightfully gets quite a bit of press in the media, there are many forms of distracted driving. Anything, including answering your phone while driving, changing songs on the radio, eating and driving, putting on makeup, disciplining a child, or having an argument while driving can be considered distracted driving. Essentially, distracted driving is any action that takes your attention away from the road. There are three major types of distracted driving:
- Visual Distraction. Anything that takes your eyes off the road is distracted driving. Texting and driving is a notorious kind of visual distraction because a person’s eyes can be taken off the road for a long period of time when reading or responding to a text message. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the time it takes to read a single text message, a vehicle moving 55 miles per hour can travel the length of a football field. Visual distractions are not limited to texting and driving. They can include eating and driving, putting on makeup while driving, and looking at a map. If you suspect that another driver may have been visually distracted and this resulted in your car crash, consider reaching out to the Robson Law Firm, a distracted driving lawyer in Austin, Texas today. Our firm may be able to help you seek damages for your losses.
- Manual Distractions. Anything that takes your hands off the wheel can be considered a distraction. Eating food, grabbing your phone, holding a map, or performing any other task while you are trying to drive can be considered a manual distraction. Manual distractions can result in car accidents.
- Mental Distractions. Talking on the phone. Arguing with a friend or partner in the car. Disciplining a child. Anything that takes your focus off of driving can be considered a mental or cognitive distraction. This kind of distraction can lead to deadly errors behind the wheel. If you need to talk on the phone or argue, pull over. Driving is a serious task. When you drive, you should only be driving.
These are just some of the types of distracted driving. If you believe that another driver’s distraction resulted in your serious injuries from a car accident, you may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law. The Robson Law Firm are distracted driving lawyers in Austin, Texas who can investigate your case and fight to help you get the recovery you may deserve under the law. Contact us today to learn more.
Proving Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can be notoriously difficult to prove. Unless the other driver admits to their mistakes, sometimes police may not include that distracted driving was a factor contributing to the accident in a police report. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer in Austin, Texas like the Robson Law Firm has the tools to investigate your accident. Our attorneys may be able to look at call logs, text messages, and social media interaction before your accident to determine whether the driver might have been distracted. Our firm can speak to witnesses and uncover evidence supporting your claim. If you have been hurt in a distracted driving accident, or believe another driver may have been distracted, you have the right to make a claim, and may be entitled to seek a recovery under the law.
The Robson Law Firm has seen firsthand how devastating distracted driving can be to the people of Texas and Austin. You are not alone. Our attorneys only get paid if you win, should we decide to pursue your case. Contact our distracted driving lawyers in Austin, Texas today to learn more and to receive an honest assessment of your claim.