Claims & Lawsuits Against Texting Drivers
Distracted drivers are everywhere, and they cause thousands of serious accidents every year. If you were hit by a driver who was not paying attention to the road, then the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. would like to hear from you and see if we can help. Our distracted driving accident attorneys in Waco handle all sorts of distracted driving cases for people in need of experienced and attentive legal assistance.
Let us know if you or a loved one were harmed by another driver who was:
- Texting or checking social media
- Eating or drinking
- Using a GPS or the radio
- Applying makeup or combing their hair
- Talking to a passenger
- Inputting voice commands for a Bluetooth device
Of course, there are many other types of driver distractions that can turn the average driver into a menace on the road. To uncover the distraction that made the other driver hit you, we can dive deep into an investigation of the evidence. Meanwhile, we want you to rest up, recover, and let us deal with all of the busy work of your claim.
Find out more about our legal services by dialing (254) 938-6885 today.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any action that disrupts your focus on the road, including talking or texting while behind the wheel. It's not just phone usage; distracted drivers are often guilty of munching snacks, chatting with passengers, and messing around with radios - anything that takes their attention away from keeping those four wheels safe!
The CDC has designated three types of driver distractions:
- Manual distractions take the driver’s hands off the wheel.
- Visual distractions take the driver’s eyes off the road and mirrors.
- Cognitive distractions take the driver’s mind off the task of driving.
Many examples of distracted driving involve two or more types of driver distractions, such as using a cell phone while driving.
Texting & Driving is Extremely Dangerous
Out of all the forms of driver distraction, texting and driving might just be the most dangerous. Not only do many drivers use their smartphones while behind the wheel, making this hazard quite common, but it also engages three forms of distraction at once, making this hazard quite distracting.
When someone picks up a smartphone while driving, they are removing their hands off the wheel to pick it up, their eyes off the road to read the text, and their mind off the task to think about the text or app. Cognitive distractions are also believed to linger for 30 seconds after the distraction is put away, so reading a text will keep the driving thinking about the message for half a minute after the screen is shut off. 30 seconds of distraction is a long time, too. A car will run the length of a football field when traveling at freeway speeds for 30 seconds.
Damages in a Distracted Driving Accident Claim
What money does a distracted driver owe you after causing a serious accident that resulted in your injury? The value of your injury claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, how that has impacted your ability to work, how your overall happiness has been affected, and much more. Predicting the value of a claim is difficult, but with our attorneys leading the way, we can try to give you a good idea of what it might be based on our experiences with other cases. No matter the value of your distracted driving accident claim, you can rest easy knowing that we are pursuing the maximum amount in your name.
You might be able to receive compensation to help pay for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Missing wages
- Vehicle repairs
We’re Ready to Roll Whenever You Are
Our Waco distracting driving accident lawyers are always standing by to hear from locals in need of comprehensive legal guidance and representation. As soon as you can after being in a distracted driving accident that was not your fault, pick up the phone and dial (254) 938-6885. We know you’ll appreciate speaking with us to uncover your options during a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation that helps you get pointed in the right direction without spending any money or signing any contracts.
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