Pearland Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer

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Texting and using a cell phone while driving is a common traffic violation that many motorists ignore. Responding to texts or answering calls while driving poses a significant risk to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists on the road. Even a few seconds of distraction can lead to an accident. By diverting your attention to your phone, you may not realize the impending collision until it’s too late to react.

To address the increased number of accidents caused by texting and cell phone use while driving, Pearland has implemented laws prohibiting drivers and other motorists from using their phones while on the road. Failing to adhere to these guidelines makes the driver liable for any damages resulting from an accident. If you have been injured in an accident caused by distracted driving, it is essential to contact a dedicated auto accident attorney. Our Pearland texting and driving accident lawyer can assist you in recovering damages for the harm caused.

How Serious are Cell Phone Accidents in Pearland?

The seriousness of texting and cell phone accidents in Pearland is comparable to those caused by drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports over 600,000 cases of drivers using their mobile phones while driving across the United States. While not all of these cases result in car crashes, the risks associated with phone use cannot be overlooked.

Unfortunately, phone-related accidents are expected to increase with the constant advancements in technology. Today, drivers often divert their attention from the road to post on social media platforms or send text messages. As a result, the likelihood of causing head-on collisions, pedestrian accidents, or rear-end collisions significantly rises. If the driver who caused the accident was using their phone, it is crucial to seek assistance from a qualified lawyer.

Injuries Resulting from Distracted Driving

Our attorneys can assist you in filing a lawsuit against a driver involved in a texting and driving accident to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. Distracted driving accidents account for at least 20% of all reported car accident cases in Pearland. Therefore, understanding your options for compensation is crucial.

Similar to any other accident, texting and cell phone crashes can lead to severe injuries and even loss of life. The severity of the injuries depends on various factors, such as the speed of the vehicle prior to the accident. Additionally, the type of vehicle involved can significantly impact the potential fatality and seriousness of the injuries. For instance, if a truck driver uses their mobile phone while driving and collides with a much smaller car, the risk of fatalities and severe injuries is higher due to the larger size and weight of the truck.

Some of the injuries commonly associated with texting and cell phone accidents include:

Depending on their severity, these injuries may be temporary or permanent. Some of them may take weeks or months to heal, while others may require years of treatment and therapy. As expected, all these come at a cost. Our legal team understands that you may not be financially stable to offset medical bills on your own. For this reason, we will offer you a specialized legal representation to help recover monetary compensation for your injuries and damages, including medical bills.

Damages Available in a Texting Car Accident Case

Any damages you experience in a car accident caused by texting or smartphone use can be recovered. However, to receive full compensation for your losses, your attorney must provide evidence demonstrating that you have suffered damages that can be quantified in monetary terms. It is crucial to keep and present all medical records to the jury or your insurance company. Other potential damages may include:

  • Therapy costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of parenthood
  • Transportation costs to and from the hospital
  • Homecare service costs
  • Property repair expenses
  • Permanent impairment
  • Pain and suffering

With the assistance of a lawyer, you can assess all your damages and determine the appropriate compensation you require.

Should I Hire a Pearland Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer?

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You can seek compensation by filing a claim with the relevant insurance company, whether it belongs to the at-fault driver or your own. However, the settlement amount you receive may not be sufficient to fully cover your medical expenses and other damages. With our experienced Pearland texting and driving accident lawyers, you can secure maximum compensation. Contact Lone Star Injury Attorneys today for a free case evaluation.

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