Distracted drivers increase the risk of car accidents and in the case of an accident, you need a lawyer. The Frenkel & Frenkel attorneys in Dallas & Fort Worth know the damage and pain that distracted drivers cause and work to hold them responsible. Distracted driving is partaking in any activity that can divert attention from driving and paying attention to the road. These distractions can include eating or drinking, smoking, tending to a child, texting and talking on cell phones, or something as simple as looking at yourself in the mirror. Distracted driving is a serious problem as driving requires concentration for the safety of all motorists.
Unfortunately, distracted driving has become very prevalent. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 people were killed and a whopping 391,000 were injured in vehicle accidents in 2015 that involved distracted drivers. As your Dallas auto accident lawyers, Frenkel & Frenkel understands the pain and damage that distracted drivers can cause, which is why we work to hold them responsible for their negligence.
When it comes to dangerous distractions, texting and driving is potentially the largest problem for drivers not concentrating on the road. Texting requires the use of both hands that should be on the steering wheel and a significant lack of focus on driving especially when looking down at a cell phone. Because of how dangerous it can be, Texas adopted a law banning texting and driving. As of, September 1, 2017, drivers who are caught texting and driving are punishable by a fine of up to $99. Repeat offenders will be charged up to $200. While dozens of cities in Texas had previously enacted a distracted driving law, the law will now be enforced statewide.
Legal action cannot undo your injuries or bring back a lost family member after an accident, but our legal system does offer an opportunity to seek monetary compensation not only to make your life better after injury but also to hold others responsible for their negligence to help prevent further suffering and future accidents.
If you need an accident attorney in Dallas, Fort Worth, or across the country, Frenkel & Frenkel has experienced lawyers who work to help injured individuals receive quality medical care, even if they do not have health insurance and secure full and fair compensation for injuries and losses.
If you have been in a car accident and suspect another driver may have been distracted, please contact Frenkel & Frenkel personal injury lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-834-0000.
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