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Distracted Driving

Texas Auto Accident Injury Attorneys

In today’s busy “on the go” society, multitasking has become a way of life. As a result, many people try to maximize their time by texting, making phone calls, eating, or performing other tasks while driving. This is dangerous, because driving a car, truck, or other vehicle requires the ability to juggle multiple driving-related tasks while keeping your eyes on the road and on other vehicles. When Dallas drivers try to perform tasks unrelated to driving, it impairs their driving abilities and auto accidents are often the result. At Tate Law Offices, we are sympathetic to those injured in distracted driving car crashes. Our dedicated Dallas car crash attorneys have extensive experience helping victims of distracted driving accidents here in Dallas, Fort Worth, and throughout the State of Texas.

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Dallas/Fort Worth Distracted Driving Accidents and Injuries

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of Dallas car crashes. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that distracted driving is a factor in as many as 80% of motor vehicle crashes in the United States, and cell phone and texting are among the leading causes of distracted driving accidents. In fact, according to a 2006 University of Utah study, both handheld and hands-free cell phone use while driving causes the same level of impairment as drunk driving or DUI. Serious injuries resulting from distracted driving accidents can lead to severe brain damage, paralysis, and even death.

Common Causes of Dallas/Fort Worth Distracted Driving Accidents

Anything that takes a driver’s focus off of the task of driving can be a distraction. In Texas, common driver distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Talking on cell phones
  • Eating or drinking
  • Reading or looking at map
  • GPS devices
  • Adjusting stereo
  • Applying make-up, shaving, and other grooming tasks
  • And more

Cell Phone Use While Driving in Texas

While many states have banned the use of cell phones while driving, Texas has only banned handheld cell phone use and texting in specific driving situations. These situations include novice drivers, driving in school crossing zones, and bus drivers transporting minor passengers. Yet even if a distracted driver was not using his or her cell phone illegally, they may still be responsible for an accident and for any injuries their negligence caused. If you are the victim of a Texas distracted driving accident, our Dallas/Fort Worth car crash lawyers will work hard to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries, vehicle damage, and other losses.

Dedicated Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

The distracted driving accident lawyers at Tate Law Offices are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and maximizing the value of their auto accident lawsuits or insurance claims. If you have been injured in a distracted driving car wreck in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Sherman, or anywhere in the State of Texas, contact the expert Texas auto accident lawyers at Tate Law Offices for a FREE CONSULTATION. Call us at 972-499-4813 today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Texas car crash lawyers.