A driver who causes a wreck while texting and driving is subject to civil action to hold them responsible for damages and injuries they caused. If you suffered damages because the other driver was texting during a car accident, The Law Firm of Reyes Browne Reilley can help you recover compensation.
Texting While Driving Accidents and Lawsuits on the Rise
In Texas, nearly 40% of traffic deaths, one of the highest rates in the country, are caused by drunk drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone texting while driving a vehicle is six times more dangerous than someone driving while intoxicated. The federal agency reported that sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent — when traveling at 55 mph — of driving the length of an entire football field while blindfolded. Most are aware just how dangerous it is to use our phones while driving, yet it’s nearly impossible to drive down the road without spotting drivers glued to their phones.
Can Law Enforcement Obtain Cell Phone Records for Someone Who Was Texting Behind the Wheel?
Texas law enforcement officials can obtain the cellular telephone records of any person involved in a car accident which resulted in injuries. This means if you sustained injuries in a wreck with a distracted driver, we can obtain their cell phone records to verify whether they were texting while driving. This can help us establish their liability for your damages.
What Are My Rights If A Texting Driver Caused My Wreck?
If you sustained injuries because another driver was texting, you have the legal right to pursue financial compensation through civil action, whether or not the police issued a citation to that other driver.
How Can I Talk To A Car Accident Lawyer – For Free?
Call us at (214) 526-7900 for a free consultation, but not while you are driving. If the other driver was texting during a car accident, the experienced Dallas car accident attorneys at Reyes Browne Reilley can hold them responsible for the damage they caused. We understand state texting statutes and can use the law to our advantage to establish liability for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering.