Houston Texting And Driving Accident Lawyers
Call the law firm that’s been helping the injured for more than 30 years
Being distracted while driving is one of the top causes of car accidents. Cellphones can prove to be extremely dangerous distractions to drivers, especially when they are used for texting. The result is often an accident that leaves someone seriously injured or killed. The car accident lawyers at Smith & Hassler hold texting drivers accountable for the injuries they cause.
The distractions that cellphones provide – especially texting – can be extremely dangerous. Studies have found that texting while driving increases the risk of this type of car accident. That’s why it’s against the law in Texas and in other states, but some people still drive while texting, putting the lives of others at risk.
Car accident lawyers with a long record of results
If you were hurt by a texting driver, you can suffer serious injuries. You many need diagnostic tests, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and multiple follow-up visits with doctors. Recovery may take months or even longer and you may not be able to work. Some people are left with a permanent disability.
"I was struck on my passenger side by a distracted driver trying to make an unsafe lane change. I won’t go in to anymore details, I just knew that I didn’t know what I was going to do from that moment on. My attorney Mr. Daragh Carter fought hard for me during the whole process, and stayed in constant communication with me, via email and phone. He was always available to take my calls and answer any of my questions. He had my absolute trust the entire time, and I knew he was going to give this case his all, and he did just that. Of course prior to all of this, I did my research on Mr. Carter, and I was instantly impressed to see that he’s been one of the top rated personal injury attorneys in Houston, and I knew he was who I wanted to fight not only for me, but with me. He definitely deserves to be in that class of top rated lawyers, because he is a rock star! Thank you to everyone at Smith and Hassler for everything, but most importantly, thank you, Daragh!!! I will forever be grateful for you! I will without a doubt recommend you to anyone and everyone that I know and won’t think twice about it. Thank you times a million!!!" — Ashley
Texting while driving is negligent behavior, and drivers who cause an accident need to be held accountable. Texting drivers may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility, however. They may even try to blame the accident on you.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been hurt in an accident, but their main concern is protecting their bottom line. They will try to keep their profits as high as possible by paying you as little as possible. There are several tactics they use to try to limit your compensation.
You need an experienced car accident lawyer who knows how to fight the insurance companies and get results. Our firm has been fighting for the injured for more than 30 years. We know how to build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. Our lawyers are committed to helping you recover the highest amount of compensation possible.
We start by getting the facts. Our legal team investigates your accident and gathers evidence. This includes the driver’s phone records, and any photographic or video evidence. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Smith & Hassler fights for the compensation you deserve
Our lawyers also determine the total damages you have suffered and demand compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your accident. It also includes compensation for any lost wages if you couldn’t work as well as other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Smith & Hassler has the legal knowledge, experience, resources, and reputation needed to get you results. Insurance companies know that we don’t stop fighting for our clients until we get the compensation they deserve. That’s one reason we are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs without going to court.
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a texting driver, learn more about how we can help. One of our experienced car accident lawyers can go over your legal options and answer your questions during a free consultation. Contact us today to set up a time that is convenient.