Austin Distracted Driving Accidents are Increasing
We Help You Protect Your Rights If You Are Injured By A Distracted Driver
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, taking your eyes of the road for even five seconds while driving at 55 miles per hour is the same as driving the entire length of a football field while wearing a blindfold! If everyone knew how dangerous it really is to drive while distracted, no one would do it. Unfortunately, many people do not understand the risk distracted driving creates until it is too late.
Texting while driving and other cellphone use behind the wheel is extremely dangerous and puts everyone’s life at risk. On January 1, 2015, the City of Austin City Council passed Ordinance No. 20140828-041, which prohibits the use of portable devices while moving in a car or on a bike. The Austin Hands-Free Ordinance defines portable electronic devices as the following:
Portable electronic device means a hand-held, mobile telephone, personal digital assistant, MP3 or other hand-held music player, electronic reading device, laptop computer, pager, broadband personal communication device, GPS or navigation system, electronic gaming device or portable computing device.
Hand held cell phone use is permitted in the event of an emergency such calling 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 to report a crime or an accident. Even in an emergency situation, it is best to pull over to a safe place and come to a complete stop before using or operating any mobile or hand held device.
We can protect your legal rights if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver in Texas. You need an attorney that knows the law and will develop a strategy based on the specific circumstances involved in your case.
Our Strategy Is Tailored To Your Needs
Our lawyers understand that every personal injury case is different. We get to know you and the impact the accident has had on your life. The first thing we do is find out what happened and collect evidence to build the strongest case possible. We will explore all avenues for potential compensation to help pay for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.
It is very important to work with us right away. We can fight on your behalf to obtain the other driver’s cellphone records to prove that he or she was distracted leading up to or at the time of the accident.
Austin Distracted Driving Accidents Can Be Complex—You Need an Experienced Lawyer
Cellphone use and other careless behaviors while driving increase the chances of a car accident. Law enforcement authorities in Texas and nationwide are on the lookout for distracted drivers, yet it can be difficult to prove that a driver was not paying attention. We have the resources and experience to secure a reckless driver’s cell phone records to prove that they were not paying attention at the time of the collision.
Austin Distracted Driving Safety Tips
We care about your safety and urge you to put your cellphone down and reduce other distractions when driving to protect yourself and everyone on the road. Men, put your cell phone in your pocket before you get in the car. Ladies, put your cell phone in your purse, and place your purse in the backseat.
Contact Our Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, we can help. Our personal approach and experience, both in and out of the courtroom, help us protect your interests now and in the future. We provide free legal consultations. We will not receive any attorney fees unless we obtain financial compensation in your case. Call us at 888-353-3619 or 512-371-6101 or contact us online to discuss your case.