Take a look around any public place, and you’ll likely see plenty of people using their smartphones. In many ways, cell phones have become an integral part of modern life. However, they can lead to catastrophic injuries if they are used while behind the wheel of a car or truck.
At Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC, our Houston car accident attorneys have more than a decade of experience in personal injury law. If you’ve been seriously injured because someone else was texting while driving, you have a right to pursue compensation. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, you can trust our team to secure the best possible results in your case.
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Although texting while driving is often associated with teenagers, studies have shown that adults engage in this reckless behavior, too. In a recent AT&T survey, 49% of adult participants confessed to texting while operating a motor vehicle, compared to 43% of teens. Of course, these are just the people who admitted to texting while driving – the real numbers are probably much higher. Government statistics from Distraction.gov suggest that texting can triple the risk of an auto accident.
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In Texas, there is no state law which completely bans texting while driving. However, more than 40 cities have their own ordinances which prohibit this dangerous behavior. These include cities very close to Houston, including Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin.
There are statewide laws which ban texting while driving for certain parties, including:
- Drivers with learners permits
- Any driver under 18 years old
- School bus operators
- Any driver in a school zone
Texting while driving is a dangerous activity because it takes your eyes and mind off the road, and takes your hands off the wheel. If you’ve been injured in a serious car accident caused by another driver’s negligent behavior, you have a right to fair compensation. When you call Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC, our Houston car accident lawyers will work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation on your behalf. As one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for 2013, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.
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