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.
“I want to give thanks to everyone at DC Law! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”CATALINAPersonal Injury Client
“My husband and I were very pleased with the care given to my case. I won't lie, I was nervous about having to consult a lawyer, but knew it was necessary when I was not getting treated by the company responsible for my accident as I felt I deserved to be treated. Daryl Hayes was our main lawyer. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff at DC Law made us feel comfortable in our pursuit of fairness. They were all very knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.”MARILYNPersonal Injury Client
“DC Law have been so helpful to me and my daughter. I haven't had to worry about anything. The paralegal that's working on my case is always reassuring me every time I talk to her that they're going to take care of things, that I don't need to worry about anything. They always keeping me informed about anything new thats going on or might be coming up. I could tell they were genuinely concerned for my daughter and all the suffering that she's gone through in these last 5 months.”JESSICAPersonal Injury Client
“Dan Christensen's team did an AWESOME job coaching me through my case. This was my 1st & hopefully my last injury accident so SUPER happy I had them there to help. Definitely feel a lot better than the pain and discomfort I felt at the time of the accident. They continuously assured me that every bit of the doctors visit would be taking care of. They have a Great team and I actually received thousands of dollars more than I expected for the diligent work they did to restore my life to as close to the lifestyle I had before the accident.”DERRICKPersonal Injury Client
“Excellent service and very professional got us service very quickly. I did not have to wait to be seen, thank you to DC Law.”MARIAPersonal Injury Client
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. In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
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.
DC Law represents the victims of personal injury in Austin and throughout other parts of Texas. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and exceptional representation. Founding partner, Dan Christensen, is a former military member and former prosecuting attorney who has devoted his career to helping others. He now focuses his practice on helping those harmed by the negligence of another. In addition to Austin, our personal injury lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Attorneys Dan Christensen and Daryl Hayes are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets DC Law apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.
Dan is a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put DC Law head and shoulders above the competition.