Houston Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
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About 40% of all car accidents can be attributed in some way to distracted driving, according to research conducted by groups like the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With driver distraction being one of the largest contributors to traffic collisions, it is therefore a significant contributor to all preventable deaths in the country. At Dunk Law Firm, we think this is a serious problem that needs to be addressed at every level.
We are proud to offer distracted driving accident claim representation to the good people of Houston in hopes that we can make a difference in their lives and those of all motorists. By holding a distracted driver accountable for their actions and the harm they caused, they are more likely to learn from their mistakes and stop their distracted driving habits.
If you have been hit by a driver who was not paying attention to the road, then let our distracted driving accident lawyers in Houston know by calling (713) 575-1991 or by filling out an online contact form if you prefer.
What is the Definition of Distracted Driving?
The CDC defines distracted driving as "anything that takes your attention away from driving." This can include visual, manual and cognitive distractions. In other words, if something takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel or your mind off of driving, that thing should be considered a distraction.
Worst Forms of Distracted Driving
There are no two ways around the issue: texting-and-driving is the most common and dangerous form of distracted driving. Practically every motorist owns a smartphone, and the majority of those drivers keep it within eyesight or at-hand when behind the wheel. Although the numbers vary depending on the data studies, research indicates that nearly 50% of all distracted driving accidents involve at least one driver using a cellphone in some capacity, such as texting, talking, changing the music selection, using the GPS, etc.
Other dangerous driver distractions that you could encounter on the road are:
- Applying makeup
- Chatting with passengers
- Drinking beverages
- Eating food
- Reading a billboard
- Tinkering with the radio
How Do You Prove Driver Distraction?
It will be rare to meet a distracted driver who wants to admit they were not paying attention when they crashed. It is far more likely that they will somehow try to blame you for the accident. To prove that they were distracted at the time of the crash, our distracted driving accident attorneys in Houston might have to conduct a comprehensive search for evidence.
Useful evidence in a distracted driving case can include:
- Cellphone data records
- Testimonials from other motorists or passengers
- Emergency responder reports
- Liable driver’s DMV records
You Should Feel Confident in Your Choice of Representation
Dunk Law Firm wants to earn your trust and keep earning it throughout your case if you pick us to be your team of Houston distracted driving accident lawyers. We do that by continually updating you as your case progresses, checking to make certain you are satisfied with our next steps, and fighting for every penny of compensation as if we were representing ourselves. The ultimate goal is winning your claim as thoroughly as possible, allowing you to get your life back together after a distracted driver threatened your future wellbeing.
As soon as you can after a crash, call (713) 575-1991 to get experienced legal guidance.
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