A driver who is using his or her cell phone, smart phone, or other mobile electronic device, to talk, type, play music, or read messages behind the wheel might not be devoting adequate attention to the road, and to safe operation of his or her vehicle. Some studies suggest that a driver engaged in a text message conversation is even more dangerous than a drunk driver. Yet the use of mobile electronics, while driving, remains all too common.
If such a distracted driver injures another driver, or damages a vehicle or property, that driver is responsible for injuries, medical expenses, and all damage to persons, vehicles, and property resulting from an accident.
If you have been injured, or if your car is wrecked, because of an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, you may have substantial medical expenses, pain, and repair bills. An experienced accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been accused of causing a traffic accident, and you are facing a lawsuit, or traffic court charges, you will need a strong defense. If you have been involved in an auto accident, contact The Gertz Law Firm, and make sure you have a guide to help you navigate the legal system.
Even if the police officers or sheriff’s deputies who investigate an auto accident do not have any information regarding a driver’s use of portable electronic devices while driving, the devices themselves may provide clear, relevant evidence of a driver’s actions at the time of an accident. For example, a cellular phone records the times when text messages are sent or received, and Texas courts’ evidence rules provide procedures that allow accident victims to demand data related to cellular phone use at the time of an accident, from the driver, or the driver’s cellular service provider. In some cases, Texas law may even hold parents or employers of distracted drivers responsible for an accident caused by a distracted driver.
An experienced attorney can help you get the evidence you need, so you can get the results you deserve. The attorneys of The Gertz Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to help you get back on your feet following an auto accident. If you have been in an auto accident, contact The Gertz Law Firm