As you know, texting while driving is perhaps the most serious safety hazard motorists have to grapple with on a daily basis. Almost everywhere, people do not have their eyes on the road, and instead, their eyes gaze downwards at their phones. This is extremely unsettling, as distracted driving has always been a serious threat, however, it is now the biggest threat we face. The National Safety Council reported that texting while driving causes roughly 1.6 million auto accidents every year. Of those accidents, about 390,000 people are injured in them. Furthermore, texting while driving causes roughly 25% of all car accidents in today’s society. This is an extremely jarring number, and if you are someone who was injured in an accident due to a motorist who was texting while driving, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about texting while driving accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in an accident with a motorist who was texting while driving?
If you are injured in an accident caused by someone who was texting while driving, you should take the following steps, if possible:
- Call the police.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information while keeping conversation to a minimum.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Receive immediate medical treatment.
- Retain the services of an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. In certain cases, we can obtain text message records to determine if the other motorist was, in fact, texting at the time of your accident.
How long will I have to sue someone for a car accident injury in Texas?
You must file your claim in accordance with Texas’ statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, leaving you with two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.