What To Do For Injuries From A Texting and Driving Accident
Texting and driving accidents can cause severe injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. Shane R. Kadlec is a board certified personal injury attorney and has been prescreened and endorsed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas. Victims of texting and driving accidents in Houston, TX, can rely on Shane R. Kadlec to pursue full and fair compensation for any injuries suffered in these devastating accidents.
What Is A Texting And Driving Accident?
Texting while driving is becoming a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. When a driver takes their eyes off the road to draft and send a text, they will not have enough time to react and safely stop if cars have slowed or stopped. Consequently, the impact is usually much harder and the likelihood of injuries much higher.
Consequences Of a Texting and Driving Accident
Studies show that taking your eyes off the road for even a few moments requires several more to readjust to safe driving. Even when a text takes just a second or two to compose and send, it can take upwards of ten seconds for a driver to refocus on driving. This puts motorists at risk when surrounding cars are changing lanes, encountering construction, or making an emergency stop. The end result is often a serious accident.
Damages For Texting And Driving Accidents
Victims of texting and driving accidents are entitled to damages in the form of reimbursement from the liable party. This can include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- The costs of ongoing medical needs or therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In the most extreme cases a victim may also be entitled to punitive damages. Because texting and driving is such a rampant problem, using such damages to deter similar future conduct is very common.
How We Can Help
Texting and driving accidents are often catastrophic. The damages may be severe and the injuries life changing. Aggressive pursuit of damages is critical to maximize recovery.
A personal injury attorney familiar with texting and driving accidents can establish liability by presenting evidence of fault and pursuing the maximum amount of damages possible. In these cases, this can be done by demonstrating the driver was not paying full attention and was texting at the time of or in the moments leading up to the accident. Cell phone records or witness testimony are often essential evidence in these accidents.
Cell phone records or witness testimony are often essential evidence in a texting and driving accident.
Some cases may also involve taking depositions of the parties in preparation for trials. Others may resolve without any trial at all. Every case is unique and an experienced attorney will give you the individualized attention you need to make a full recovery.
Who to Call for Help
If you have been hurt in a texting and driving accident, we can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. Please contact our office online or call us today at (281) 643-2000.
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