Distracted Driving Accidents
Experienced & Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers
Distracted driving is increasing in the United States. The use smartphones to text, tweet, and update social media accounts while driving is, unfortunately, leading to an increased number of accidents. Many people think that texting and driving is no big deal as they engage in such conduct regularly. The truth, however, is that it only takes one mishap to change someone’s life forever. Dan Christensen is an Austin car accident lawyer assisting the victims of distracted driving throughout Travis County and elsewhere in Texas. We understand that serious injuries result from the negligence of others and we are ready to assist you. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
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 such 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 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 is an Austin lawyer assisting residents injured by the negligence of another. In a distracted driving case, we 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.
We will then use discovery (the process by which information is obtained from the other side) to gain cell phone records, social media information, as well as other evidence establishing the type of conduct that the defendant was engaging in. We will aggressively represent you at trial and take steps to ensure that you are prepared for each step of the process.
We understand that you are facing a serious situation; distracted driving can result in injuries such as paralysis, spinal damage, head injuries, or even wrongful death. Our office will focus on your case so you can focus on getting your life back on track. Contact us today to speak with our attorneys.
Our office was founded on the idea that everyone is entitled to the highest level of respect. Dan is a former prosecuting attorney and military member. He has spent his career assisting others which is why he now devotes his practice to those who are the victims of negligence. We strive to provide a high level of service. This includes returning all phone calls and e-mails within twenty-four hours, providing clients with our lawyers’ cell phone numbers, and ensuring that we are responsive to your needs and concern. Everything related to your case will be explained to you in simple terms to make sure you understand and no question goes unanswered.