Accidents With Distracted or Texting Truck Drivers
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of truck and car accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas. The truck accident attorneys at our firm have seen numerous cases of injuries and even death attributed to the careless actions of distracted truck drivers who were not paying attention to the roadways.
If you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident due to a truck driver that was talking, texting, or otherwise distracted, allow our legal team to go to work to represent you. This is very important to protect the financial compensation owed to you. We can help you today. There is no fee to schedule a consultation with our team.
Distracted Driving Auto Accidents Cause Incredible Loss
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration states that in 2017, 3,166 people died in the United States as a direct result of distracted driving. That’s one of the most devastating types of losses attributed to car accidents because it is nearly always preventable.
Anyone can be put at risk on today’s roads when a person behind the wheel of a car is not paying attention to what’s happening in front of them. Distracted driving isn’t just something teens do. It is something that many people do without thinking about it. Here are some examples of distracted driving car accident causes:
- The driver wants to change the channel on the radio. Instead of looking at the road, he or she glances at the radio for a few seconds.
- Eating and drinking behind the wheel is a form of distracted driving.
- Applying makeup or looking in the mirror at yourself while behind the wheel can cause a car accident.
- Texting and talking on the phone, with or without a mobile device in your hand, can be a form of distracted driving.
- Talking to a friend in the car and getting into a heated argument can cause distracted driving.
Distracted driving is a factor in many truck accidents on Texas roads, too. Truck drivers who are paying attention to navigational systems may not be able to focus on the road in front of them. Those drivers are putting others at risk as they swerve into and out of lanes.
If a truck is traveling just 55 miles per hour on a state highway, and they take their eyes off the wheel to answer a phone call, for just five seconds, that is the same as driving the full length of a football field without paying attention – with your eyes closed, in fact.
What Should You Do if You’ve Been Injured by a Distracted Truck Driver?
Truck accidents caused by distracted driving kill people and cause serious injury. If you’ve been in one, you have the right to financial compensation for anything you’ve lost due to the negligence of the driver. What you’ve lost, though, can be hard to put a dollar amount on. It’s easy to add up medical bills, but what about the costs for pain and suffering or mental anguish? Here are some of the most common claims for distracted driving accidents in Texas.
- Medical bills related to the actual emergency – ambulance costs, ER visits, emergency surgery, life flights
- Hospital stays
- Specialist costs including individual doctor bills
- Diagnostic testing costs
- Rehabilitation services both inpatient and outpatient
- Medical bills for long term care
- Chronic pain
- Loss of a limb or function of your body part
For some of our clients, there is also the loss of life. Fatal truck accidents related to distracted driving are very real, and the compensation owed is even more difficult to determine.
Our team of truck accident attorneys is here to help you. We will work hard to determine what amount of loss you are facing as a result of the driver’s actions or inactions, especially due to distracted driving. This is a form of negligent driving that makes the driver or the trucking company liable for your losses. At the same time, insurance companies representing the trucking company want to minimize what you’re paid. We will ensure that’s not the case.
Why Trust a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney in Texas Like Us?
When you are in an accident like this, the trucking company’s attorney will want you to settle the case for as little as possible. When you hire a truck accident attorney to represent you, they know you’re serious. They understand that we have the ability and the resources to know exactly what you are losing. Insurance companies are more willing to listen to your attorney because we have the resources and tools to help back up your claims.
For all of these reasons, don’t be a victim of distracted driving accidents in Texas. Let our team help you. Contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. It’s an opportunity to learn what your rights are. Meet with an attorney, talk about your case, and learn what you really should be paid after a distracted driving accident.
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