When Distracted Drivers In Texas Cause Injuries And Deaths
Distracted driving is on the rise all over the United States and has become a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. With all the new technologies and other distractions coming into our cars, it becomes harder and harder to concentrate on the road. When drivers fail to do this, serious and catastrophic accidents can result. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving distracted driving, you need an experienced Houston lawyer to protect your interests.
An Experienced Guide Through The Legal System
Brian Jensen is a board-certified personal injury attorney with nearly 40 years of legal experience. At the law firm of B. L. Jensen, L.P., our legal team has an extensive track record of success in obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims. We work closely with our clients, guiding them step by step through the process of filing motor vehicle accident claims and handling negotiations with insurance companies.
In 2011, 387,000 people were injured and an additional 3,331 were killed in accidents involving distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Distractions while driving can involve:
- Cellphone calls
- Online surfing and texting
- Eating and drinking
- Conversations with other passengers
- Personal grooming
- Using GPS devices
- Maps or atlases
- Video or DVD players
- Stereo systems
- Music storage devices like iPods
- Plugging and unplugging charging cables
Any one of these activities is enough to distract a driver from paying attention to the road and other vehicles just long enough to cause an accident. While many of these accidents are simple “fender benders,” they can also be life-changing for the victim.
Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident, accessing the other driver’s cellphone and text records as well as combing through other evidence to determine why the accident occurred. We make every effort to show fault on the part of the distracted driver.
We will also work closely with medical experts to prove the extent of your injuries and the long-term impact they will have on your life. If the insurance company is unwilling to cover your expenses, we are not afraid of taking your case to court.
Contact A Texas Teenage Driver Accident Attorney For Your Free Initial Consultation
Call the law firm of B. L. Jensen, L.P., at or toll free at 832-460-3366, or send an email to schedule a time to come in and talk about your distracted driving case. Home and hospital visits can be arranged if you are unable to come to the office. Three convenient locations are available to serve you.
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