Car Accident Lawyer for Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving
Cellphones, whether texting or talking, has caused Austin Car Accidents to increase, putting everyone at risk. Call an experienced Car Accident Lawyer to protect your legal rights if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver in Texas.
Attorney Chris Cagle (working with Paralegal Shawntea) at the Cagle Law Firm.
What Is Considered Distracted Driving?
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.
Each experienced car accident lawyer at CPM law has the experience of representing thousands of Texans 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 Personalized Legal Strategy for Distracted Driving Cases
Our car accident 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 a car accident lawyer should do is find out what happened and collect evidence to build the strongest case possible. Your CPM Car Accident Lawyer 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 an experienced car accident lawyer right away. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience to 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 car 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. Each Car Accident Lawyer at CPM has the experience and resources to secure a reckless driver’s cell phone records to prove that they were not paying attention at the time of the car accident.
How to Prevent Distracted Driving
Our Team of Austin Car Accident Lawyers 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 One of Our Car Accident Lawyers
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. A CPM Car Accident Lawyer will provide a free consultation at your request. We will not get paid any attorney fees unless we obtain financial compensation in your case. Call us at 512-371-6101 or contact us online to discuss your case.
Austin's Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys
Attorney Chris Cagle has been selected as a Texas "Super Lawyer" from 2009 through 2019 by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine. Chris has also been included in the Multi MIllion Dollar Advocates.