Given the widespread use of smartphones in modern America, the temptation to text and drive is greater than ever. Unfortunately, texting and driving is also one of the deadliest forms of distracted driving, causing injury to hundreds of thousands of motorists each year. If you have been injured in a crash caused by a texting driver, contact Killeen Car Accident Lawyer Barbara A. Weaver today. Backed by more than two decades of trusted legal experience and invaluable insight as a former judge, Attorney Weaver can provide the strong representation you need to maximize your chances of securing full and fair compensation for your losses.
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According to reports from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is estimated that texting plays a role in more than 1.6 million car accidents each year, with more than 330,000 of these crashes causing injury. Furthermore, drivers who text while behind the wheel are more than 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision than a non-distracted motorist. Despite these known dangers, Texas is still one of the only states in the nation that does not ban texting while driving, though several legislative attempts to do so have been made.
While there is still no statewide law banning texting and driving, more than 90 different cities in Texas have adopted local ordinances which prohibit or limit a driver’s use of a cell phone while driving. Even outside of these areas, however, texting while driving outside of these areas can still be argued as a blatant form of driver negligence and can cause a driver to be liable for any damages they should cause in the event of a collision.
Nearly any use of a cell phone while driving can be considered negligent, including:
If you have been injured in a collision you believe to have been caused by a texting driver, our firm can help you file a claim against the responsible party and negotiate for maximum compensation on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover financial restitution for your resulting medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, pain and suffering, and more.
At Barbara A. Weaver Attorney at Law, our Killeen personal injury lawyers believe that nobody should have to live with the consequences of another person’s negligence on their own. With one-on-one attention, responsive communication, and a dedication to preserving your wellbeing at all times, we can guide you step-by-step through the personal injury claims process and help you seek the justice you deserve. Do not make the mistake of attempting to go toe-to-toe with an insurance company on your own. Let us guard your interests and handle the legal heavy lifting so you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.
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