Texting While Driving Is Reckless And Negligent

When driving on our Texas highways, interstates and local roads, we have an obligation to pay attention. When we fail to do that we are negligent.

Distracted Driving Kills

Cellphone use has become more than a habit. Much like alcohol and drugs, texting while driving impairs a driver. Just like drugs and alcohol, texting has no place behind the wheel.

  • Any driver who is texting while driving is legally liable for the damages caused.
  • There is a "duty of care" that every driver must adhere to. Texting breaches that duty.
  • If you were injured by a distracted or texting driver you are entitled to compensation.
  • A court order can force a driver's cellphone company to release the cellphone records.

What To Do If You Are Hurt

Accept the medical care offered at the scene. Go back to the doctor and make sure your injuries are on your chart. Make sure your doctor includes that your injuries are a result of the distracted driver accident you were involved in. This is important. It is known as "direct and proximate cause." Do not, under any circumstances, delay in getting treatment for your injuries. This can cause further damage to your body and can result in a tougher case to prove or win.

Injuries Caused By Distracted Drivers

Distracted drivers cause serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Deep wounds leaving permanent scars
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Brain injuries

If the distracted driver's insurance company won't accept liability, contact an attorney right away. At The Bratton Firm, P.C., we will get all of the documents necessary from the other side, take depositions of all involved and aggressively pursue compensation for your medical bills, injuries and suffering.

Getting The Legal Support You Need

Most car crashes that involve serious injury need an investigation. This will usually prove who was at fault and if the other driver was negligent. Texting while driving is a major cause of accidents and is not taken lightly by the courts.

Work directly with Austin attorney R. Louis Bratton, to get the answers and resolution you need. Hold the negligent party responsible. Make sure a negligent driver doesn't harm someone else. Contact Mr. Bratton online or call 512-477-8772. Your initial consultation with our lawyer is always free.