Protecting the Rights of Victims of Distracted Driving
Distracted drivers take their eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel, and mind off the task of driving their vehicle. Although texting while driving and talking on a cell phone are two of the most common forms of distracted driving, other dangerous driving distractions include putting on makeup, shaving, eating, brushing/combing hair, playing games, using apps, and reading emails. These dangerous driving activities frequently result in serious auto accidents.
Distracted Driving is Dangerous
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day more than 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that involve distracted drivers. And texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines visual, manual, and cognitive distractions.
Safety experts have concluded that the surge in traffic deaths over the last few years is due to the increased use of electronic devices and apps while driving. Some of the most frequently implicated apps in road fatalities include Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Waze, TikTok, and Twitch. Whether you are the victim of a car wreck, 18 wheeler wreck, tractor trailer wreck, truck wreck, or some other type of automobile wreck, we can help.
Texting While Driving is Negligent and Against the Law in Texas
Many companies have policies that ban cell phone use while driving. In addition, federal law prohibits commercial drivers from using cell phones while driving. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot), one in five crashes in Texas involves distracted driving. In one year on Texas roads, 109,658 traffic crashes were a result of distracted driving with 3,087 serious injuries and 455 deaths. As a result, Texas passed a law making it illegal to text and drive in Texas. Motorists are not allowed to read, write, or send electronic messages while driving. Drivers under 18 years of age are not allowed to use a cell phone, not even hands free, except in cases of emergencies. Using a hand-held device in a school zone is also prohibited throughout the state. In addition, many cities, such as Pearland, may have more restrictive city ordinances.
Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Pearland Distracted Driving Attorney James Zier has helped hundreds of clients recover compensation for their personal injuries. No matter how friendly the insurance company initially seems, don't sign anything or give a recorded statement until you have talked to an experienced Pearland personal injury attorney. Let us give you the advice, information, and aggressive legal representation you need to seek justice for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a distracted driver, contact the Law Office of James Zier, P.C. at (281) 485-3377. Mr. Zier will personally travel to your home or hospital to meet with you and won’t rest until you receive the maximum compensation available for your case.
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