Houston Distracted Driving Accidents Lawyer
Distracted drivers are dangerous. They cause thousands of car accidents yearly that kill and injure innocent victims. Do you know your legal rights if a distracted driver injures you in Houston, TX?
The Houston distracted driving accidents lawyers at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers can help. We have over 45 years of combined legal experience representing accident victims throughout Houston, Texas.
Contact our auto accident law firm in Houston at (713) 500-5000 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
How Our Houston Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Distracted Driving Accident
Injuries from car accidents can change your life forever. You deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering, and financial losses. The Houston personal injury attorneys at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers diligently work to get you the money you deserve.
We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Provide a detailed legal analysis of your accident claim
- Thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence proving fault
- File all insurance claims and handle all communication with insurance adjusters and other parties
- Monitor deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits
- Negotiate for the maximum amount of compensation available for your injury claim
- Aggressively advocate for your best interests inside and outside of the courtroom
With over 45 years of experience, our Houston car accident attorneys developed considerable skills, knowledge, and resources. We use every resource available to fight for your right to fair and just compensation for an accident claim.
Call our law firm now to schedule your free consultation with a Houston car accident lawyer.
How Common Are Distracted Driving Accidents in Texas?
Inattention is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. In 2019, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 3,142 people died in distracted driving accidents. Over 400,000 people were injured that year in accidents involving distracted drivers.
In 2019, 377 people died in Texas distracted driving accidents, which was a 6 percent decrease from 2018. In Harris County, there were 12,094 known crashes involving distracted drivers during 2019.
Those distracted driving resulted in 22 fatalities, 252 severe injuries, and at least 1,191 serious but non-incapacitating injuries. Thousands more sustained moderate, mild, and possible injuries because of distracted drivers around Houston that year.
Overview of Distracted Driving Accidents
A driver’s attention needs to be focused solely on operating the vehicle. Any small distraction could result in a deadly car crash.
Distracted driving involves:
- Manual distractions
- Visual distractions, and
- Cognitive distractions.
Some practices fall into one single category. Others, like texting and driving, fall into all three.
An accident case involving a distracted driver could result in permanent injuries that change a person’s life forever.
What Are Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents?
Driver distraction is the cause of thousands of car wrecks each year. The reasons for distracted driving accidents are preventable if drivers would avoid common distractions.
Examples of distractions that can be avoided while driving include:
- Sending, receiving, and reading text messages while driving
- Using a cell phone while driving, even a hands-free cell phone
- Eating and drinking
- Grooming and changing clothes
- Interacting with passengers
- Reaching for objects
- Adjusting vehicle controls or GPS controls
Any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from driving is dangerous. Texting and driving is a very dangerous distraction. It causes the driver to look away from the road, focus on the message, and remove at least one hand from the steering wheel.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving Accidents
Injuries in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver range from minor sprains and strains to catastrophic injuries. Injuries that are common in a car accident case include:
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Back injuries
- Organ damage and chest injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputations and loss of limbs
- Severe burns
- Wrongful death
Car accidents could result in substantial damages. A distracted driving accident lawyer can help you document your damages and prove that the other driver is responsible for your damages.
Who is Liable for a Distracted Driving Accident?
The driver who caused the collision is liable for damages caused by the crash. The insurance company for the distracted driver may dispute liability. It may claim that you caused the accident or were partially to blame for the crash.
Our Houston distracted driving accident lawyers conduct a comprehensive accident investigation. We obtain copies of police reports, take witness statements, and gather other evidence proving how the crash occurred. Once we can prove that the distracted driver’s actions were the direct cause of the crash, we can demand compensation for your damages.
Damages (economic and non-economic) may include:
- Your medical bills and expenses
- Cost of physical therapy and other therapies
- In-home medical care or personal care
- The loss of income and benefits
- Pain and suffering, including physical, mental, and emotional suffering
- Decreases in earning potential
- Loss of quality of life
- Permanent impairments and disabilities
Our goal is to get you the most money possible for your accident claim. You deserve to be compensated for damages caused by a distracted driver.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Houston Car Crash Lawyers
We are here to provide legal advice, guidance, and support as you continue to recover from your injuries. Contact Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free consultation with a Houston distracted driving accident attorney.