Almost 3,000 people die in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured in Texas every year. The National Transportation Safety Association reports that distracted driving was specifically responsible for claiming the lives of 2,841 people in 2018 alone, including 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists. According to Steven C. McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, “[t]oday more than ever, you need to be alert for distracted and impaired drivers operating motor vehicles. A two-second distraction can kill and permanently injure you and others.” Texas Driver Handbook (2012, revised 2017).
Sadly, Mr. McCraw was right. Studies show that driving while distracted by a cell phone is every bit as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. And neither should be acceptable in our community.
The lawyers at Will Adams Law Firm have been representing people harmed by dangerously distracted and drunk drivers for 25 years. You may be wondering, “how do I prove that the other driver was on the phone or texting when they hit me?” Driving distracted has become so commonplace in today’s society that one of the very first things we do once we file suit is obtain copies of the other driver’s cell phone records. We do so using every method available to us within the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, including subpoenas, requests for production and interrogatories. And of course we ask them under oath and compare their answers to the actual evidence. We are dismayed at how often we are able to prove that the defendant was in fact using his or her phone or some other electronic device throughout their drive, including at the time of the crash. And our clients were harmed or killed as a result.
We would be honored to review your car or truck crash case with no cost to you in order to determine whether you may have the right to recover compensation from the driver who hit you or your loved one. If we accept your case, we will make sure and learn whether or not the other driver was distracted or impaired at the time of the crash. And will seek a full measure of justice for you and your family.
Call us today at (800) 559-0593 or fill out our contact us form for your complimentary case evaluation. You pay nothing until we recover money on your behalf.