Conroe Distracted Driving Lawyers Help Victims Win Compensation
Texas litigators are skilled at holding careless drivers accountable
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has a duty to proceed with care. But far too many motorists divert their attention from the road due to multiple sources of distraction. Unfortunately, the consequences of that carelessness are often tragic. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT), the Lone Star State saw 561,582 total vehicle crashes in 2019, of which 97,853 involved distracted drivers. Moreover, one in every 10 Texas traffic fatalities results from some type of distraction. At Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe, we’ve seen the devastation caused by distracted driving. We work hard to deliver justice by holding distracted drivers fully accountable for their negligence.
Types of distracted driving in Texas
The Texas DOT identifies cellphone use as a major source of distraction for motorists. Careless cellphone use includes texting, talking, watching videos, using the GPS and checking emails while driving.
Other common types of distracted behavior include:
- Eating and drinking
- Personal grooming
- Adjusting a stereo system
- Reaching for an object
- Talking to passengers
These activities can easily take the driver’s mind and eyes off the road, so that he or she is effectively driving blind for several seconds.
Types of accidents caused by distracted drivers
Auto accidents resulting from distracted driving can range from fender-benders to multi-car pileups, depending on the location and speed of the traffic. The following are common accident scenarios:
- Rear-end collisions — Distracted drivers might fail to notice that a vehicle ahead of them has braked.
- Head-on collisions — Distractions can cause a driver to veer into oncoming traffic, especially on an undivided highway.
- T-Bone crashes — A distracted driver might not see a red light, a stop sign or a vehicle at an intersection until it is too late to stop.
- Side-swipes — Distracted drivers might allow their vehicles to drift into adjacent lanes or might fail to yield the right of way.
The bottom line is that no vehicle is safe when sharing the road with a distracted driver.
Common types of injuries due to distracted driving in Texas
At our firm, we have represented victims of distracted driving accidents who have suffered severe injuries such as these:
- Broken bones and crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
- Severe lacerations
- Burns and scarring
- Crush injuries
For every client we represent, we are determined to obtain the highest level of compensation possible under the facts of the case.
Holding negligent drivers accountable in Texas
We investigate accidents thoroughly to determine their cause and the level of fault of the drivers involved. We review police reports, interview witnesses and consult with accident reconstruction experts. We demand cellphone records to determine if they were in use at the time of the accident. We also consult with medical experts who can analyze the full extent of our client’s injuries and give a prognosis for recovery.
When we are satisfied that we understand the full scope of your losses and the distracted driver’s culpability, we make a claim for damages. Then we negotiate with the insurance company or its legal representative. If we cannot reach a fair and adequate settlement, we are prepared to take your case to court and fight for the damage award you deserve.
Contact a reputable Conroe lawyer for a free consultation
The personal injury attorneys at Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe, Texas represent victims of distracted driving accidents in Montgomery County, San Antonio, Houston and the surrounding areas. For a free consultation, call 936-441-4673 or contact us online today.