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Studies show that sending or reading a text message commands a driver’s attention for a dangerous amount of time. It also increases the risk of the driver causing a crash.
This is why texting while driving is a huge problem in Houston and Texas. Also, this is why is remains a threat on our roads.
At RJ Alexander Law PLLC, we have seen too many people hurt and to many families devastates by texting accidents. Our goal is to help victims to recover by seeking compensation from the careless drivers who harmed them. To learn how RJ Alexander Law PLLC can assist you, contact the firm today. Initial consultations are always free.
Why Does Texting While Driving Cause Accidents? – Texting While Driving Houston Car Wreck Lawyer
Texting while driving requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention that the driver should instead direct toward the task of safely operating his or her vehicle. In fact, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) reports that sending or receiving a text message diverts a driver’s eye from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, that is the same as driving the length of a football field – blindfolded.
It’s no wonder that, according to the VTTI, you are 23 times more likely to get into a crash when you are texting while driving than you would be if you were driving without a distraction.
Teens and Texting: A Dangerous Combination – Texting While Driving Houston Car Wreck Lawyer
Studies show that teens, in particular, are more likely to cause texting accidents. This is because teens generally communicate more through texting than older drivers.
A recent survey indicates that teens who text and driver may also be more prone to other types of dangerous driving.
In the survey, 45 percent of high school students ages 16 and older admitted they had texted or e-mailed while driving during the prior month. These teens were five times more likely to also drive after drinking alcohol, the survey revealed.
Can You Text While In Texas? – Texting While Driving Houston Car Wreck Lawyer
In recognition of the dangers of texting while driving, the city of Austin now prohibits writing, sending, or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle. However, the city of Houston is still considering whether to ban texting while driving.
Therefore, Houston drivers continue to engage in this risky behavior. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 660,000 drivers are using a cell phone or texting “at any given daylight moment across America.”
What Can You Do if You’ve Been Injured In A Texting Accident
You should contact an attorney immediately if you or a loved was injured a car accident. Your lawyer will investigate whether the other driver’s texting contributed to the crash. This can be determined by obtaining cell phone records from the other driver’s mobile service provider. The timestamps can reveal if the driver sent or read a text just before impact. In some cases, the actual content of the texts can reveal this information.
An attorney can also obtain sworn oral statements (depositions) or written statements (affidavits) from witnesses who saw the other driver texting. At RJ Alexander Law PLLC, the firm may seek to hold the driver liable for the harm your or your family member has suffered. If the driver was conducting company business at the time of the crash, his or her employer could be held legally responsible.
We can file a legal claim against all responsible parties that seeks compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and suffering and other losses.
Contact the – Texting While Driving Houston Car Wreck Lawyer Today
If you believe that texting while driving caused your car accident, you need to get legal help, Contact RJ Alexander Law PLLC at (832) 458-1756. We will provide a free review of your case. You will not pay for our legal services unless we obtain compensation for you and your family.