Houston Lawyer for Texting While Driving Accidents
Searching for the best Houston lawyer for a car accident caused by texting while driving? Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton specializes in vehicle accidents or pedestrian accidents caused by driver texting.
If you were hurt by a driver texting while driving they owe you. They must be held responsible for what they did to you.
Hugh will promptly return your calls and e-mails and answer all of your questions. He will work hard to get you a fair settlement. You will not be alone.
To learn all of your legal options and how you can get a fair settlement contact us now for a free consultation.
Dangers of Texting While Driving
We have all seen people texting while driving. They swerve into other people’s lanes. They don’t pay attention. They cause crashes which hurt and kill people. It’a such a preventable accident. Just put down the phone.
People’s excuse is that “it’s only a few seconds”. But that excuse is wrong. Sending or reading a text causes people to to take their eyes off the road for five seconds. Think of how far you go in 5 seconds going 60 miles per hour. Would you close your eyes and drive down the road for 5 seconds?
The truth is texting while driving increases your chances of crashing and killing an innocent person. Texting increases your chances of crashing by 23 times more.
Cell phone use leads to 1.6 million crashes per year. That’s nearly 4400 crashes per day. 25% of every crash in the U.S.A. is caused by cell phone use. Each day, 11 teens are killed as a result of texting while driving. You are 6 times more likely to crash while texting than drunk driving.
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Who Pays My Bills If I am Hurt In A Texting Accident?
If the cause of your accident was someone else texting while driving we can make a claim against the other person’s car insurance. They are responsible for paying your damages up to the policy limits of the other driver’s insurance. If you have underinsured motorist coverage on your own car insurance policy then you may be able to make a claim for damages against them as well.
If the other driver was on the job while using the phone and their employer allows them to talk and drive then their employer and the other driver may be held responsible for the damages they come from your injuries.
Texting while driving can cause an accident that results in severe injuries and wrongful death. Typical injuries can be from soft tissue injuries to herniated disk in the neck and back, broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury and amputation.
How Do You Prove The Other Driver Was Texting?
After the crash the police may investigate the accident. They will take statements from the drivers and ask them if they were using their phone at the time of the accident. These statements are recorded on the police report. Witnesses may also have seen the other driver texting and their statements may also be listed on the police report. In very serious cases expert witnesses can examine the other drivers phone to determine if they were using their phones at the time of the crash.
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