SEEKING JUSTICE For Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents
One of the most basic aspects of being a safe driver is paying attention to the road. Unfortunately, many drivers still choose to drive with distractions, either because they think they are good enough drivers to handle them or because they don’t realize that what they are doing is against the law. Regardless, distracted drivers cause thousands of preventable accidents each year resulting in injury and death to innocent people.
Victims of distracted drivers have recourse. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. today to request a free case review. You may be owed compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, and other damages related to your accident.
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What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving comprises any activities that draw a driver's attention away from where it should be - operating their vehicle and ensuring everyone's safety. This includes using one’s phone, snacking while behind the wheel, chatting up passengers or even engaging with stereo systems; in essence, anything preoccupying you other than keeping our roads safe!
Examples of common driver distractions include:
- Texting or emailing
- Eating and drinking
- Staring at GPS devices
- Applying makeup
- Reaching for fallen objects
- Voice-activated infotainment systems
Texting & Driving Is Illegal in Texas
Among the most common and dangerous forms of driver distraction is texting while driving. Texting is distracting in a number of ways. Cognitively, texting takes your mind off the road. Texting is also visual and manual distraction, drawing the eyes away from the road and the hands away from the task of safe steering. Together, these distractions make a crash up to 23 times more likely. This behavior is a big problem among teenage drivers, but any driver with a cell phone is susceptible to an accident when they choose to ignore the law.
INJURED? LET US FIGHT FOR YOU
Negligent drivers cause accidents and should be held accountable for their actions. At Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our experienced Austin car accident attorneys have decades of experience helping car accident victims obtain justice. As members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, we know what it takes to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for their losses. If you need help, you can count on our skilled team to help you recover financially while you focus on recovering physically.
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