Texting while Driving Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured by a driver who caused the collision by texting or using a cell phone while driving, it is important to protect your legal rights. Collisions and injuries caused by texting and driving are completely preventable. In Texas, however, most cell phone use while driving (including texting) is not illegal and is not subject to criminal prosecution. That’s why, when you are injured by a driver who was texting or using a cell phone, hiring a car accident injury lawyer to pursue a civil case may be the only way to make the driver face the consequences of that reckless choice. Daniel Ross and the trial attorneys at Ross Law Group will work to hold the negligent driver responsible and get you the most money to compensate you for your damages. We suggest that you contact us for assistance as soon as possible after you are injured in a car accident caused by a texting driver. Se habla Espanol.
Our respected and experienced auto accident lawyers investigate to make sure that liability is established and that all potential sources of money to compensate you are identified. Employers may be held responsible in cell phone-related accidents if the negligent employee was driving a company car; driving a private car on company business; using a company cell phone, or using a private cell phone for company business. A civil Court can order each negligent party to pay money to you to compensate for the harm they caused.
Accidents Caused by Texting and Driving
Everyone knows that it is dangerous to text while you’re driving, but many people do it anyway. Texting and driving causes 25% or more of all car wrecks and causes 330,000 injuries per year in the United States. Texting while driving is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated – and much more common. Up to 58% of high school seniors surveyed and 47% of adults admit to texting while behind the wheel. Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that people who were texting while driving were 23 times more likely to crash or nearly crash than non-distracted drivers. Drivers who are texting spend 4.6 out of every 6 seconds looking at the phone instead of the road. In 4.6 seconds at 55 mph, they can travel the length of a football field without looking at the street.
Justice for the Injured Promotes Community Safety
The more serious your injuries are, the more important it is that you consider hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. The reason it so important to hold negligent drivers financially responsible for the consequences of their actions is simple: community safety. When we represent you, our focus is on your injuries and losses, your damages, your pain and suffering, your case – but you also become part of a powerful movement. We know that when we and our clients are successful at making negligent drivers pay for the damage they caused, the more awareness is created that there are consequences for recklessness. When people know there are consequences, they tend to be more careful, and when drivers are more careful we are all safer. Contact Ross Law Group for a FREE consultation.
“Distracted driving is an epidemic. While we’ve made progress in the past three years by raising awareness about this risky behavior, the simple fact is people are continuing to be killed and injured – and we can put an end to it,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Personal responsibility for putting down that cell phone is a good first step – but we need everyone to do their part, whether it’s helping pass strong laws, educating our youngest and most vulnerable drivers, or starting their own campaign to end distracted driving.”
Daniel Ross and Ross Law Group show our commitment to community safety by sponsoring the KEYE-TV No TXT Zone campaign. Hundreds of Austin Metro area residents have signed the online pledge that they will not text or use their cell phones while driving, and we urge you to do the same!