Dallas Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Victim of a Wreck Caused by a Distracted Driver?
Were you injured in a car wreck in Dallas because of a distracted driver? One in four crashes takes place because of a distracted driver. Many states only have a broad statute that discusses distracted driving. In a nutshell, it usually says that drivers should devote full time and attention to the road.
A Top Dallas Traffic Accident Attorney By Your Side
A car wreck due to a distracted driver can change your life in more ways than you think. Your injuries may require long-term treatment. Bills related to the wreck and related to life begin to pile up because you may not be able to work. The Law Office of WT Johnson has recovered more than $106,000,000 in damages on behalf of clients.
WT Johnson and his team are experienced trial lawyers ready to fight to protect your rights. We know the tactics insurance companies may use to deny your claim. We will aggressively fight to get your claim handled in a fair manner. During the life of your case, we will work to make sure that your medical bills are paid. Our law offices work with experts in many different fields to maximize your physical and legal recovery.
The Law Office of WT Johnson work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we win. You don't need a big retainer to get the legal help you deserve. Our focus for more than 25 years is customer satisfaction.
Texas Laws on Distracted Driving
Texas distracted driver laws are very specific about wireless devices. Bus drivers and beginning drivers are not allowed to use hand-held or hands-free cell phones. They are also banned from texting and driving. A beginning driver is defined as an individual that received their license within the last 12 months. Texas banned all use of hand-held cell phones and texting for all drivers within a school zone. If a driver is under 18 years old, they are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16 percent of motorists under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were distracted drivers.
If you are injured because of a distracted driver, it is important that you report the claim to your insurance company and seek medical care. Next, you should find a Dallas car wreck attorney that is knowledgeable about distracted driver accidents.
What is Considered Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving doesn't just mean someone was texting and driving. While distracted driving is the most common terminology used to describe paying more attention to a cell phone than to the road, it is not the only form of distracted driving. Distraction occurs anytime a person's eyes are not on the road. This could include activities like checking a map, looking at the radio, or looking at a child in the back seat. Any non-driving activity that takes place while a person is driving is considered distracted driving. Distracted driving is dangerous because it takes the driver's mind off of the rules of the road and inhibits the ability to make quick decisions such as swerving to miss a stalled car.
Other causes of action may exist for your case. It is important that you write down everything that happened. This information should be given to the attorney during your consultation. Get a copy of the police report to take to your consultation.
Be prepared to sign releases for the law office to obtain all of your medical and treatment records in relation to your accident. Your attorney will need this information in order to work with your insurance company or to present if your case goes to trial.
Contact a Dallas Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today
Contact The Law Office of WT Johnson today by calling (800) 738-4046 to discuss your case. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get the details of your case. We accept cases in Dallas, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, and others. Our attorneys will provide a free consultation and walk you step-by-step through what to expect during your case. Don't wait. If you can't come to our location, one of our attorneys will come to you.
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If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.