Laredo Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents and fatalities on Texas roads. It is estimated that 80,000 traffic accidents in the state were caused by distracted driving in 2020 (KLTV), and these accidents result in thousands of injuries and fatalities each year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. At Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, PLLC, our Laredo distracted driving accident attorneys can provide the legal guidance you need to recover the maximum compensation available.
What Constitutes Distracted Driving?
In Texas, you are prohibited from using your phone while driving unless you are making an emergency call. The state also has a ban on texting while driving, which became effective in September 2017 (TXDOT). Many drivers, however, still engage in distracted driving without realizing it. For example, eating or drinking while driving, fiddling with the radio, using GPS, talking to passengers, and daydreaming are all forms of distracted driving. If you were injured in a crash caused by a driver who was distracted, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Laredo distracted driving accident attorneys can help.
Who Is Liable in a Distracted Driving Accident?
Finding the party responsible for your accident can be tricky. In most cases, you can sue/file a claim against the driver who was distracted for causing your accident. However, if the driver was on a call with a hands-free device, you may have to sue the driver's employer. Employers are often liable for the negligent actions of their employees while on the job. If the driver was on a call with a hands-free device and you can prove that the hands-free device was defective, you may be able to sue the device's manufacturer. You may even have to sue all of these parties to recover the compensation you need to get the medical treatment you deserve.
To successfully sue all liable parties, it is important to hire an experienced attorney. At Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, PLLC, our Laredo distracted driving accident attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and recover the maximum compensation available.
Recovering Compensation for a Distracted Driving Accident
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, the process of recovering this compensation can be complex. At Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, PLLC, our Laredo distracted driving accident attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about your legal options, call (956) 436-5700 or contact us online.