Texting And Driving
Our Experienced Attorneys Will Demand the Justice You Deserve
Being distracted while driving is one of the top causes of auto accidents. Cell phones can prove to be extremely dangerous distractions to drivers, especially when they are texting. The result is often an accident that leaves someone seriously injured or killed. Our car accident attorneys hold texting drivers accountable for the injuries they cause.
The distractions that cell phones provide - especially texting - can be extremely dangerous. Studies have found that texting while driving increases the risk of a car accident. Other studies have suggested that texting while driving impairs a driver as much or worse than drunk driving.
The federal government bans truckers and bus drivers from sending text messages while behind the wheel. The legislation is part of a growing effort to make laws to eliminate the threat of distracted drivers.
Many states have either passed or are considering passing legislation against cell phone use. But until laws are in place everywhere, most people will still put themselves and others at risk in order to text.
Texas forbids texting by drivers younger than 18, by school bus drivers and by motorists in a school zone or who are transporting a child. Advocacy groups in Texas have raised awareness about distracted driving. But some people still drive while texting or distracted by something else.
As these types of accidents become more common, and without the laws to protect you, you need a lawyer like those at Smith & Hassler who will defend your rights if you've been the victim of a texting and driving accident.
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At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one with your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today. We work with injury victims in Houston and throughout Texas.
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