Austin Texting while Driving Lawyers
Helping Victims of Distracted Drivers
We have become a society glued to our multi-function phones. Nearly everyone now uses the text messaging function—92 percent of us, according to a recent study. The average user sends 111 messages per week. Almost half of those users say they would rather send a text message than speak to someone. Whether you’re sending or receiving, text messaging while driving increases the likelihood of a crash by an estimated 23 times!
Texas still doesn’t have a statewide law against texting and driving except for teenagers under 18, learner permit holders within their first six months of driving, or anyone driving in a school zone; but here in Austin it is forbidden and punishable by a $500 fine.
If you were hit by someone who was texting while driving, our Austin texting while driving lawyers can help you understand your legal options. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we understand how to navigate complex distracted driving claims, including those involving texting and cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. While it may not be illegal, texting while driving is still a form of negligence. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Call Briggle & Polan, PLLC at (512) 400-3278 for a free consultation. If our attorneys don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
What Makes Texting while Driving So Dangerous?
There are three primary forms of distracted driving:
- Visual distraction, in which the driver’s eyes are not on the road
- Physical distraction, in which one or both of the driver’s hands are removed from the steering wheel
- Cognitive distraction, in which the driver is thinking about other things than driving
Texting while driving encompasses all three types of distraction:
- You use your hand to operate your phone
- Your mind focuses on the conversation
- You need to look at the screen to read your messages and type a response
Texting is one of the most dangerous activities a driver can perform. Unfortunately, countless drivers engage in this activity, despite the known risks. And all too often, the consequences are devastating.
Fighting for Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
When drivers use their cell phones while operating their vehicles, they can—and do—cause serious auto accidents. As a result, innocent victims suffer life-altering, catastrophic injuries. In many cases, these accidents are ultimately fatal.
At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we can help you fight for compensation for your damages, including but not limited to:
- Medical treatment
- Medical equipment
- Pain medications
- Lost income/wages
- Reduced/lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Our Austin texting while driving lawyers understand the nuances involved in proving that the other driver was using his/her cell phone at the time of the collision. We are prepared to handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on healing and moving forward from the accident. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals and the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed by distracted and negligent drivers; let our team fight for you.
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