AUSTIN DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Distracted driving is a frequent cause of motor-related accidents in Texas
Helping Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents in Austin, Texas
Distracted driving causes serious problems on the road and puts other drivers in serious danger. When a motor vehicle operator is not giving proper attention to the road, a serious accident can occur in which the accident victim suffers a debilitating injury. Injuries can vary widely and might include a bone fracture, traumatic head injury, soft tissue injury, or even a paralyzing spinal injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 20 percent of crashes that result in injury or death are the result of distracted driving.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that a distracted driver caused, you need skilled legal representation in your corner as soon as possible. The experienced Austin distracted driving accident lawyers at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, can investigate the circumstances of your car accident case and may be able to help you file a claim. If the at-fault driver’s insurance company is unwilling to settle your car accident case for full and fair compensation, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf in the Texas state court system and pursue the monetary compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Give us a call today to find out more about how we can assist you with pursuing an auto insurance claim or lawsuit arising from your Austin distracted driving accident.
By working with Jim and Trent — experienced Austin distracted driving attorneys — you can gain the peace of mind that comes from working directly with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at every stage of the legal process. Jim and Trent Austin Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys – handle their own cases at all times, and will never pass your case off to another attorney or legal assistant who is unfamiliar with your case.
What is Distracted Driving?
When individuals operate their motor vehicles on roadways, as well as in parking lots and parking garages, safe driving should be their number one priority. This means that they should be devoting 100 percent of their attention to the roadway while they are behind the wheel. Distracted driving occurs when a motor vehicle operator does not give his or her full attention to the road while driving and can take several different forms. Some of the most common types of distracted driving include the following:
- Making a phone call on a mobile handheld device that is not equipped with a hands-free option while driving
- Using an electronic device to send an email or text message while driving
- Listening to loud or distracting music while operating a vehicle
- Disciplining young children in the car (usually when the driver’s head is turned toward the back seat)
- Roughhousing with others who are present in the car – either in the front passenger’s seat or in the back seat (i.e., where the driver may have to turn his or her head away from the road)
When drivers are not giving their full attention to the road, they can miss a red light or stop sign, fail to see an oncoming vehicle, or otherwise fail to take the necessary action to avoid a collision.
Personal Injury Claims Tailored To Your Unique Needs
Car accident cases can be extremely complex and require a thorough investigation and examination of evidence, including videos from traffic cameras, cellular phone records, and eyewitness testimony. We work hard to identify who is responsible for your injury and then pursue all available methods of compensation. Through our investigations, we often find that car accidents are not “accidents” at all and, instead, are the result of distracted driving such as:
- Talking on a cellphone
- Texting while driving
- Reading texts or emails
- Using a GPS Device
- Browsing the web
- Putting on makeup
- Interacting with pets and children
Regardless of why the driver was distracted, it is in your best interest to find out how Jim and Trent Austin Distracted Driving Accident Attorney can protect your rights and maximize your compensation.
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Call an Austin Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today
If a distracted motor vehicle driver caused the accident in which you were involved, the skilled legal team at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, is here to help you pursue the monetary compensation that you need. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin distracted driving accident attorney, we have the answers you need. To learn more about the damages you may be entitled to collect, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information.