Texting and Driving Injuries
If you or a loved one was injured by a driver who is texting or talking on a cell phone, that driver may claim that he or she was using a hands free device. They may claim that this means that they are not liable for your injuries. This is wrong. Call our San Antonio texting while driving injury attorneys at 1.800.862.1260 if a distracted driver injured you. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw will fight for your safety on the road. Do not let irresponsible drivers in San Antonio get away without consequence.
Texting and Driving injuries in San Antonio are on the rise due to the increasingly popularity of cell phone use – the Texas Department of Transportation reports that 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas are caused by a distracted driver. The problem of cell phone distraction has risen drastically since 2014. In 2016, over 6,000 vehicle crashes have been caused by cell phone use in Texas. From 2014 to 2016, 62 cellphone related crashes were fatal and 205 crashes resulted in incapacitating injuries.
Some studies have found hand-free features, such as voice-to- text, to be equal or even more distracting than traditional texting. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), using a hands-free device while driving is not significantly safer than a handheld cell phone. Common hands-free options include using a headset, earpiece, and integrated dashboard system or speakerphone to talk or text while driving. Studies indicate that no solution can eliminate or even reduce distractions.
If you have been injured in a car accident by a driver who is texting or talking on a cell phone, you may be entitled to monetary damages. You need Carabin & Shaw on your side. Our attorneys have more than 24 years of experience helping individuals recover the damages they deserve, after an auto accident.
Text messaging while driving is particularly dangerous. Drivers take their eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds while sending or receiving a text message. To reduce the rate of distracted drivers, turning off your phone and paying attention to the road at all times is recommended.
Distracted drivers can cause devastating outcomes that affect many. In San Antonio, a 32-year-old father, Bobby Cornish, was killed due to a teen driver who was texting on Loop 410. His then pregnant wife and two children were deeply affected by the loss. In another accident in Houston, a truck driver killed 13 people, due to texting and driving. Do not let you or your loved ones suffer due to texting and driving injuries. The knowledgeable lawyers at Carabin & Shaw can help you.
Texting drivers not only affect other drivers on the road, but also pedestrians. The majority of the pedestrian population is made up of the elderly and the disabled. According to the Federal Highway Association, the number of pedestrians killed statewide was 485 in 2013. 21 percent were 60 and older. The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw can help you navigate the law if you have been injured by a distracted driver in San Antonio.
Although texting while driving is now banned in Texas, this will not stop some distracted drivers from acting dangerously on the road. Do not allow these drivers put the safety of you and your loved ones at risk. If you have been involved in a car or motorcycle accident as a result of texting and driving, call our expert lawyers at Carabin & Shaw. We will fight to get you what you deserve. Call 1.800.862.1260 if you have more questions about texting and driving injuries.