Lewisville Cell Phone Accident Lawyers
Representation for Victims Injured By Drivers Using Cell Phones
Distracted drivers pose a serious risk to all other drivers and passengers on the roads and highways of Texas. The NHTSA tells us that in 2008, nearly 6,000 people were killed and over 500,000 were injured in police-reported motor vehicle crashes due to some form of driver distraction. Distracted driving can include eating, drinking, daydreaming, applying cosmetics, or using in-vehicle technological devices. One of the most serious causes of driver distraction is the use of cell phones for talking and for texting while driving. There are three main types of driver distraction involved in using a cell phone:
- Visual distraction: taking your eyes off the road
- Manual distraction: taking your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive distraction: taking your mind off the task of driving
Distracted driving is a potentially deadly situation and increases a person’s risk of becoming involved in a motor vehicle accident. A person is four times more likely to get into an accident if someone is using a cell phone while driving. Despite several technological safety features (wireless headsets and hands free kits), cell phone accidents are on the rise. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident, you will need the experience of a skilled Lewisville cell phone car accident attorney to assist you in determining if a distracted driver may have caused the accident. If evidence shows that the other driver was using a cell phone when the accident occurred, he/she may be found to have been negligent and you will be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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Not only can the driver who caused the accident be charged with negligence, it may be possible to hold his/her employer liable if the motorist was making a business related call at the time of the accident. You may be entitled to recover compensation for damages for the following:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Present and future loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, scarring, loss of quality of life
As with any car crash, it is important to not give the opposing insurance company investigators a recorded statement. Do not sign anything without consulting an attorney. Skilled Lewisville car accident lawyer, Ms. Steele of Steele Law has the resources and experience to begin an immediate investigation into your accident. Evidence must be preserved and cell phone records obtained to show liability. You will want a team of professionals who will aggressively fight for your rights and treat you like family. At Steele Law, you will be guided through every step of the complicated legal process and we will assist you in obtaining maximum compensation for your damages.