Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Car Accidents in Austin
Distracted driving has become an epidemic on roadways throughout Texas and the United States. In recent years, the rates of car accidents and traffic accidents caused by distracted driving have skyrocketed. This is due in large part to new technology, cell phones, and text messaging. In 2011 alone, 3,331 people died in accidents caused by a distracted driver and more than 387,000 were injured, according to statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Whether or not distracted driving is illegal is not the most essential point of a personal injury claim. What is important, however, is demonstrating the fact that another driver failed to uphold their legal duty to drive safely. Any form of distracted driving – whether it is texting while driving, eating, reading, or any other distracted behavior – is by its very nature negligent, careless, and extremely dangerous to others on the road. It is also entirely preventable.
Motorists are required to drive safely and to take reasonable measures to keep others free from preventable harm. Distracted driving is not safe and any reasonable driver knows – or should know – that it places others in danger. By stressing these points, highlighting them, and supporting them with the facts and evidence related to the accident, an Austin car accident lawyer from the Loewy Law Firm can make sure that at-fault drivers are held liable for the harm they caused.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a driver you believe was distracted at the time – or if you have lost a loved one in a distraction-affected crash – you can find the support and experienced representation you need at the Loewy Law Firm. Austin personal injury attorney Adam Loewy has successfully resolved a number of car accident cases, including those involving distracted driving, and is fully prepared to fight for the compensation injured victims deserve.
To learn more about your rights and how you may be entitled to compensation, fill out a case evaluation form today.