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DRIVER DISTRACTION & CAR ACCIDENTS

If you’ve ever driven a car on public roads, you’ve most likely seen other drivers engage in a wide range of dangerous activities. Some of these seem amusing – for example, someone using a curling iron, or changing clothes. However, these distracted drivers can quickly turn from a source of amusement, to a source of immense pain and financial burden.

When another person’s negligent driving leads to your injury, you have a right to pursue fair compensation. After a serious accident, you could be dealing with severe and life-altering physical pain, to say nothing of the high cost of medical bills and property damage. When you retain Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC, our Houston car accident attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the money you deserve, allowing you to focus on your recovery. We realize that you have enough to worry about after a car accident, and we won’t charge you a cent unless we win your case.

If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, call our firm at 713-572-6446 to purse fair compensation.

WHY HIRE OUR FIRM?

Car accident claims can be fairly complex, and require skillful negotiation with the insurance company. At Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC, our Houston car accident lawyers have what it takes to secure fair compensation on your behalf. Clients choose our firm for a number of reasons, including:

  • We have more than a decade of personal injury experience
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  • We have been named Houston Top Lawyers for 2013
  • We offer free initial case evaluations

Don’t let a car accident cost you more than it already has. Call 713-572-6446 today to retain skilled legal counsel.

THE THREE CATEGORIES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

While there are thousands of potential distractions behind the wheel, they can all be classified into at least one of three categories. Some distracted behavior, such as texting while driving, is particularly dangerous because it fits into all three categories.

MENTAL DISTRACTIONS

When a driver isn’t focused on the road, they are likely mentally distracted. Mental distraction can occur even while you’re looking at the road; for example, if you are arguing with a passenger, or are very focused on a radio program, you are likely mentally distracted.

VISUAL DISTRACTIONS

If a driver takes their eyes off the road, they are visually distracted. Some common examples of visual distractions include GPS devices, reading a text message, and checking on kids in the backseat.

PHYSICAL DISTRACTIONS

Physical or manual distractions are those that take your hands off the wheel. Changing a radio station, eating food, and lighting a cigarette are all examples of physical distractions.

While distractions in each of the three categories are inherently dangerous, distractions which fall under multiple categories are particularly unsafe. Texting while driving is the most common and widespread example. When you text behind the wheel, you are mentally, visually, and physical distracted, which reduces your reaction time by as much as 5 seconds.

HURT IN A CAR CRASH? CALL 713-572-6446 TODAY.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, inattention by the driver was the cause of more than 90,000 car crashes in 2014. While many of these accidents were minor, many others left people with serious and life-altering injuries.

If you’ve been injured by another individual’s negligent driving, call Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC. For more than a decade, our founding attorney has been dedicated to helping injury victims return to normal life. When you retain our firm, we will take the time to learn about your unique situation, and will craft a personalized and effective legal strategy designed to get you the best results.

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