Texas law requires that drivers refrain from operating a vehicle while distracted. A driver violates this obligation when they operate their car while sending a text, sending a tweet, updating Facebook, taking a selfie, or talking on the phone. If such conduct results in an accident, then the victim may recover for their injuries so long as they were not more at fault than the other driver.
In these cases, it may be necessary to obtain the defendant’s cell phone records to show which type of conduct they were engaging in at the time of the accident. If a trial is necessary, then such records may be presented to the jury to prove the defendant’s negligence. Retaining an accident attorney to assist you with this process is crucial.
Dan Christensen is an Austin lawyer assisting residents injured by the negligence of another. In a distracted driving case, he and our team of expert accident attorneys will immediately obtain the police reports as well as any other available evidence. Should we not be able to reach a settlement with the insurance company, then we will file a Petition with Court in order to initiate a lawsuit.