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 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, You can obtain phone records with the help of a skilled Dallas texting while driving accident attorney to prove the other driver was texting and driving at the time of the accident. During the initial investigation phase of a car accident, some evidence may slip through the cracks. If you believe they may have been texting while they were driving which led to your car accident, the evidence will be in the phone records and must be preserved to help you rightfully claim what compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The process of obtaining medical records is made remarkably simple when you hire a skilled lawyer from Reyes Browne. The reason being is you must draft and order a subpoena to be sent to the phone provider to obtain the records of the other driver’s phone. These records can definitively prove whether they were texting at the time of the accident and help solidify their actions as negligent, so their insurance company has no choice but to accept liability on behalf of your accident. Our team, including Angel Reyes, will ensure you are capable of receiving all you deserve.
What Are My Rights If A Texting Driver Caused My Wreck?
All drivers have a legal obligation to pay attention to the road at all costs. Protecting all others from potential harm is the number one responsibility of anyone behind the wheel. Texting while driving violates that responsibility which typically puts the individual directly at fault for the accident. Proving your injuries and damages are a direct result from the other individual who made the decision to text and drive is imperative to the viability of your injury claim.
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.
Texting While Driving Isn’t Worth It
While more than 30% of all car accidents in Texas involve someone being distracted while they drive, their phone records are necessary to obtain if there is ever a question of who may be at fault for the accident. However, it is important to remember that even your phone records can be subpoenaed in the event you were thought to be texting and driving during the accident as well. The best choice you can ever make is to keep your phone put away while you are behind the wheel.
How Can I Talk To A Dallas Texting while Driving 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 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.