Rockport Texting and Trucking
We have all heard of or know someone who has been affected by an accident that was caused by a driver who was texting. In 2011 there were 3,092 fatalities caused by distracted driving according to the National Traffic and Safety administration. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw have noticed a more-specific iteration of this phenomenon occurring with greater and greater frequency as the years go by: Rockport texting and trucking. As disaster relief from natural phenomenon becomes increasingly necessary along the Rockport coastline, truckers are hauling ballast and repair materials along Highway 35 more often. Unfortunately, their distraction means huge amounts of damage for Rockport residents.
Distracted driving is any activity that can divert a person's attention away from their primary task, i.e. driving. Distracted behavior endangers the driver, passengers, and bystanders and often results in accidents that cause bodily injury. Drivers have always had to deal with distractions, but texting is considered one of the most alarming distractions of the anthropocene age because it requires simultaneous visual, manual, and cognitive attention.
As a result, Rockport has passed legislation that directly bans handheld devices and texting while driving. Unfortunately, drivers do not always adhere to the law, which is why Carabin & Shaw has a dedicated Rockport texting while driving attorney on staff to help families through this difficult and unexpected circumstance.
Rockport 18 wheeler accidents can wreak extensive amounts of property damage and personal injury to those unfortunate enough to be caught in their path. Historically, accidents caused by truck drivers often cause more severe injuries that accidents caused by passenger vehicles. This is due to the vast difference in size between a semi truck and an average sedan and the compounded effect of momentum physics at play for a vehicle weighing in excess of three tons.
If you or a family member has been involved in an accident that was caused by a truck driver who was texting, you are almost certainly entitled to compensation. Call the experienced attorneys at Carabin & Shaw and we can walk you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you deserve.
The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are committed to improving road safety in Rockport and all across south Texas. In our opinion, not only does that mean providing the best legal service available, but educating our clients and the general public about their best legal options when accidents occur. As such, we are a multilingual law firm that prides itself on being able to explain any and all of our legal strategies and counsel in both English and Spanish.
Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to all of our potential clients, walking them through their available options and our favored choices before they ever sign a piece of paper agreeing to hire us. This gives our lawyers the certainty that they are representing families and individuals that understand their rights and are willing to fight against the injustices surrounding Rockport texting and trucking.
What all of this means is that, by agreeing to let us represent your interests, you are by extension agreeing to help us inflict serious fines and penalties on negligent trucking companies, which encourages safer driving practices and promotes safety as a mindset and a reality for more and more south Texas motorists.
If you or a loved one have been injured by Rockport texting and trucking, you deserve to hold them accountable for their negligence and see justice served. Contact Carabin & Shaw, day or night, at 361-790-7788.