Two people were injured recently in a car accident, which may have involved a distracted driver, according to officials. Officials say the female driver of an SUV was searching for something in her backseat when she rear-ended a truck stopped at a red light. Both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital. It is not clear if the woman responsible for the crash will face charges.
Studies by the Texas Department of Transportation show traffic fatalities linked to some form of cell phone use increased almost 50 percent from 2006 to 2010. There is no current statewide cell phone ban in Texas. Yet, the law requires drivers to exercise due care. Drivers must “devote their full time and attention” to driving.
Distracted driving is not only calling or texting while driving. If you take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road, you are driving while distracted. For example, drivers who are talking to passengers, reaching to change music, or operating a GPS are putting themselves and others in harm’s way.
When distracted drivers cause an accident, they should be held accountable for their actions. If you were a victim of a distracted driver, you can pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Our experienced Texas distracted driver lawyers at the Law Office of W.T. Johnson know how to hold distracted drivers accountable for their losses. If you were injured in a Dallas car accident, you should contact us today to set up a free consultation.