Texting while driving remains the most dangerous kind of distracted driving, but the reality is that distracted driving takes many forms. In fact, national statistics show that each year about 420,000 people are injured in wrecks involving distracted drivers, and not all of those crashes are caused specifically by texting and driving. Other kinds of distraction are involved.
In addition to texting while driving, any of the following behaviors can constitute driver distraction:
- Use of a cellphone or smartphone of any kind, handheld or hands-free
- Talking to passengers
- Reaching for loose items in the car
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio or other music device
- Eating or drinking
- Using a GPS device
Injured By A Distracted Driver? We Can Help You Obtain Compensation.
An unfortunate reality is that insurance companies do not always have the best interests of injury victims at heart. In fact, the insurance company may even try to shift blame for a distracted driving accident onto the victim in order to reduce or completely deny compensation for injuries. Insurance companies are also quick to settle for amounts that do not cover the full cost of the accident.
This is where The Levine Law Firm can help. We represent victims of distracted driving in Austin and throughout Central Texas.
We Investigate Wrecks Caused By Distracted Drivers
For the purposes of a negligence claim, proving that a driver was distracted requires careful investigation. At The Levine Law Firm, we thoroughly investigate injury and property damage claims and work quickly and efficiently to maximize the amount of compensation our clients receive. We understand what you’re going through as a victim, and we assist you through every stage of the process, including helping you get timely and appropriate medical treatment.
In short, we take care of the legal issues while you focus on healing. Let us put our more than 20 years of experience to work for you.
For more on how we handle distracted driving accidents, please see our overview of the personal injury claims process.
Contact An Austin Attorney For Distracted Driving Injuries
When you sign on with our firm, you get personal attention and an unwavering commitment to your case. You also will not pay any attorney fees unless your case is successful. We maintain regular office hours during the week, and we take weekend and after-hours appointments when needed. If you are unable to come to our office because of your injury, we can come to you. Call 512-476-9800 orcontact our firm via email today.