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San Antonio Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Texas Texting While Driving Lawyer

Now that nearly every person has a cell phone, accidents caused by distracted driving have greatly increased. It is common to see people on the road not paying attention and instead talking on their phones or texting. While these actions are not illegal in Texas, some cities have made texting while driving a crime. Regardless of whether it is illegal or not, distracted driving is still negligent and can be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit if the distracted driver caused a serious car accident.

At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, we stand up for injured clients in San Antonio and throughout Central and South Texas. Our firm has years of experience handling personal injury cases, including those involving distracted driving accidents. We strive to help clients overcome their legal obstacles so they can focus on healing and recovering from the injuries they have suffered, which can be traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, back and neck injuries, and more. We also handle wrongful death cases that have stemmed from a fatal distracted driving accident.

About 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, take action today with the help of skilled and respected personal injury attorney Glenn W. Cunningham.

Texting While Driving

Cell phones with text-messaging capabilities further increase the risk of driver distraction. The amount of time that drivers spent with their eyes off the road increased by up to 400% when retrieving or sending text messages. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver.

Recently, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would have made texting while driving illegal in Texas. Unfortunately, Governor Rick Perry vetoed the bill. Though texting while driving may not be illegal statewide in Texas, more than 20 cities, including Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Galveston, McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville now have taken it upon themselves to make texting while driving illegal within their city limits.

Regardless of whether texting while driving is illegal in your city, it is nevertheless a dangerous activity to engage in and, when texting causes an accident involving serious injury, the negligent driver should be held accountable.

Other In-Vehicle Distractions

Distractions in a vehicle are nothing new. Though the instances of distracted driving have greatly increased with the prevalence of cell phone ownership and usage, distractions have always existed and been cause for a motor vehicle accident. According to the NHTSA and VTTI study, some other distractions that may result in an accident include:

  • Reaching for moving objects inside the vehicle.
  • Looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle.
  • Reading while driving.
  • Applying makeup.

Anything that results in a driver's focus being averted from the road may result in a serious accident. These distracted drivers need to be held accountable for their negligent actions.

Contact a San Antonio Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today

After you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who was distracted, let us help you take action and hold that driver responsible for his or her actions. Contact us online or call 210-787-3312 to schedule your free initial consultation with a San Antonio texting while driving attorney.

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San Antonio TX 78232

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