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Texting and Driving

When you are driving, you are not only looking where you are going. You are keeping an eye out for other vehicles that may dart in front or stop quickly, watching for objects in the road, and being aware of your surroundings. Looking down to text or even to dial a phone can take several seconds, during which you may be cruising along at 50 mph. In those few seconds of traveling at high speeds and not looking at the road, disaster can strike.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of distracted driving, the San Angelo texting and driving accident attorneys of Webb, Stoke & Sparks can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Texting and Driving Accidents

Representing the Victims of Distracted Driving

It is not just teenagers who are texting while driving — adults are texting as well. Studies have shown that texting while driving impairs one as much as drinking four beers and driving. Drivers are also using their cell phones for music, photos, calls, and other purposes, which can distract drivers to some extent too.

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Negligence

Please drive carefully and watch out for careless drivers. Legally we owe others a duty of care, and when someone fails to take care and you are injured, he or she is liable.

Our job at Webb Stokes & Sparks is to ensure that you receive medical care and are compensated for those medical bills. You also deserve the maximum compensation we can obtain for you for your lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering if careless driving or reckless driving has harmed you.

Other Types of Distracted Driving

Although many people associate distracted driving with texting, there are many other actions that qualify as distracted driving and can be just as dangerous.

Distracted driving may be visual, manual, cognitive, or a combination of the three. Visual distractions take your eyes off of the road, manual distractions take your hands off of your steering wheel, and cognitive distractions take your mind away from driving. Texting and driving is so dangerous because it distracts you in all three ways.

Any cell phone use while driving can be a dangerous distraction, including making calls, taking photos, using a navigation app, and playing music. Texas state law explicitly prohibits texting while driving, and some local ordinances are more expansive to include other cell phone use. It is best to use hands-free technology to operate a phone while driving, if necessary.

Other actions that qualify as distracted driving include eating, drinking, operating the radio and other controls, looking for items, applying makeup, and speaking to passengers. People who do any of these things while driving can cause accidents, and could be held liable for damages if they cause injury to others.

We Are Available for Free Consultations

When you come in for a complimentary consultation about a truck accident or other incident, we will listen to what happened, answer your questions, and describe your options. The sooner you speak with us, the better we can gather evidence, including phone records to show the other party was using a device when they hit you. We are a personal injury firm with vast experience and resources.

If a distracted driver has injured you or a loved one, they are negligent and could be liable for damages. Contact our legal team today to discuss your case.

Call our San Angelo texting and driving accident lawyers at (325) 221-0822 or send us a message to schedule your free initial consultation about your distracted driving car accident.

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