Accidents Caused by Distracted Driver

In September of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation sponsored the first national summit on distracted driving. Attendees at the summit heard about the latest statistics about serious accidents involving vehicles driven by people using cell phones. They learned about parts of the country where cell phone use while driving is illegal. However, whether or not there are specific laws addressing this issue, distracted driving usually means negligence on the part of the driver. Cell phones are the latest in a series of distractions that have traditionally caused some drivers to lose control of their driving:

  • Radio dials
  • Food in the car
  • Makeup and mirrors
  • Maps and other reference items
  • Conversations with passengers
  • Crying babies and other child noises at work

Cell phones belong on the list also, especially when used along with GPS devices. Things outside the car can distract a driver, too, such as police and trapped speeders by the side of the road, unusual vehicles in traffic or other drivers who are texting and driving. Distracted drivers have been said to be as dangerous as drunk drivers and fatigued drivers.

When you go about choosing an attorney to advise and represent you after a catastrophic injury or fatal accident taking the life of a loved one, look for a lawyer with experience handling complex cases. A detailed investigation may be necessary in order to discover and document the other driver's cell phone use at the time of the accident.

We have the experience and resources. Our attorneys have handled thousands of personal injury cases in the Austin area. We have represented clients with minor, serious and catastrophic injuries in accidents involving distracted drivers. We draw on contributions from an in-house investigator and a network of medical and accident reconstruction experts who help us build strong cases for compensation by our attorneys.

Was the Other Driver Distracted by Using a Cell Phone Before You Crashed?

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