Plano Texting While Driving Accident Attorney
It is illegal to drive while texting anywhere in Texas. Some cities even ban the use of cell phones while driving. Texting when driving is a poor choice that could lead to serious consequences, not only for the texting driver but other road users as well. Pedestrians, passengers, and other drivers can also be injured or killed in a texting while driving accident.
Here at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., we believe that negligent drivers who chose to text while driving and caused an accident must be held liable for their negligent acts. Our experienced Plano texting while driving accident attorney is fully prepared to help injured victims of this kind of auto accident.
Why Texting While Driving is Immensely Dangerous
It’s natural for drivers to encounter various distractions. But it’s also their responsibility to manage their responses to these distractions. Distractions come in three types:
- Visual Distractions – These take a driver’s eye off the road
- Manual Distractions – These prompt drivers into taking their hands off the wheel
- Cognitive or Mental Distractions – These lure drivers to think of other things instead of focusing on just driving
Texting is particularly hazardous because it demands a driver’s visual, mental, and manual focus. Statistics from the National Safety Council are especially sobering:
- Drivers who are texting are more likely to cause auto accidents than intoxicated drivers.
- Texting while driving raises the chance of causing a crash by as much as 23 times.
- Texting, even for five seconds, while driving at a speed of 55mph is similar to driving the length of a football field blindfolded.
But despite the strict laws that ban texting and cellphone use while driving, drivers engage in this dangerous behavior, compromising their safety and those of innocent road users.
Compensation and Damages for Texting While Driving Accidents
Injured victims of texting while driving may be entitled to recover compensation for damages if they can establish the liable driver’s cellphone use during the accident. Compensation for covering medical treatments and hospital bills, lost income or wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. If you have a family member who was killed in a deadly crash due to a texting driver’s actions, you can likewise file a wrongful death claim and other relevant damages specific to wrongful death claims.
Reach Out to an Experienced Plano Texting While Driving Accident Attorney
The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. is fully prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve for all the losses you incurred in a texting while driving accident. Our experienced Plano texting while driving accident attorney will investigate the accident, review the circumstances of your claim, and uphold your legal rights in settlement negotiations or in court if need be.
We know that nothing can obliterate the trauma of your accident, but we’ll do our very best to help ensure that you obtain fair compensation for all your pain and suffering and financial losses. Reach us through our online form or call us at 972-380-4444 to schedule your free claim evaluation today.