Distracted Driving can be classified into three main categories: Manual (driver removes hands from the wheel), Visual (driver focuses eyes away from the road) and Cognitive (a driver's mind wanders away from the task of driving). The occurrence of Distracted Driver Accidents has been on the rise in the state of Texas as well as around the nation. It is believed that the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving is largely to blame for the steady increase of Distracted Driving Accidents.
With respect to mobile phones and driving, there is a general consensus within the scientific community that use of mobile phones can cause inattention in drivers. There is strong evidence in scientific literature of a relationship between mobile phone use and inattention, resulting in motor vehicle accidents. Driver impairment caused by using a mobile phone while driving can be as profound as those associated with drunk driving, which effectively increases the chances of having an accident. In fact, the risk of a collision when using a mobile phone is four times higher than the risk when not using a mobile phone. In Texas alone, approximately 460 people a year lose their lives in Distracted Driver Accidents and many more are seriously injured.
It is important to note that after a Distracted Driver Accident has occurred, the opposing automobile insurance company will begin investigating almost immediately after the accident. They will begin securing valuable evidence in the form of statements, photographs, videos, etc. If you or your loved ones have been injured in a Distracted Driver Accident, it is imperative to immediately hire a law firm that knows how to fight for YOUR rights against opposing insurance companies.
Our law firm has vast experience helping clients recover compensation from opposing insurance companies for Property Damage, Bodily Injury and other losses resulting from Distracted Driver Accidents. If you would like to discuss your accident to find out if you're entitled to compensation under Texas Law, use our Contact Form or Call/Text (281) 755-9475, for a free consultation.