Lubbock Car Accidents Caused By Distracted Driver
4708 67th St #200
Lubbock, TX 79414
Call (806) 557-0000
Distracted driving has reached epidemic proportions in the United States,
including in and around Lubbock, Texas. Nearly 1,200 people are injured
as the result of a distracted driver every day in the U.S.A., according
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. Another eight
people lose their lives to distracted drivers across the country each
and every day. One in five car accidents in Texas are caused by a distracted
driver, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The state of Texas does not ban using a handheld device while driving,
including texting. However, some local jurisdictions have passed ordinances
restricting the use of handheld devices. The nature and extent of these
limitations vary from one of the 90-some jurisdictions to another that
maintain this type of ordinance.
Three Categories of Distracted Driving
The CDC has been highly involved in combating the incidence of distracted
driving in the United States, because so many innocent people are victimized
by it every day. The CDC has segregated distracted driving into three
Visual distracted driving involves a motorist taking his or her eyes off
the road. Manual distracted driving occurs when a motorist takes his or
her hands off of the steering wheel. Finally, cognitive distracted driving
is when a driver does not have his or her mind on the motoring task at hand.
Oftentimes, a distracted driving case involves the interplay of all three
of these categories. In other words, a person may have his or her eyes
off the road, hands of the steering wheel, and his or her mind somewhere else.
Specific Types of Distracted Driving Activities in Texas
There are a number of types of distracted driving activities that occur
with regularity in Lubbock, and elsewhere in Texas. Texting and driving
has garnered the most media attention over the course of the past couple
of years. In fact, numerous accidents are caused by distracted texting
drivers on Texas roads each and every week.
Other activities that frequently distract drivers include eating and drinking
while motoring. Distracted drivers can also be found talking on their
mobile phones or conversing with passengers in their automobiles. Grooming
and viewing a GPS represent a couple of the other activities that result
in distracted driving accidents.
Pedestrians and Distracted Drivers
In Lubbock, a considerable number of innocent pedestrians are seriously
injured because of the reckless conduct of distracted drivers. For example,
time and again a texting or otherwise distracted driver will his a pedestrian
lawfully in the crosswalk.
Unfortunately, there is no contest between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.
In a distracted driver accident, a pedestrian is highly likely to suffer
severe, even life-threatening injuries.
Compensation in a Distracted Driver Accident Case
The exact compensation available in a Lubbock distracted driving case is
a result of the specific facts and circumstances of the collision. With
that said, compensation in a distracted driving case typically includes:
- pain and suffering
- medical bills and expenses
- permanent physical injury
- mental anguish
- lost income
A Lubbock car accident lawyer, like an attorney from The Doan Law Firm,
provides invaluable assistance when it comes to ensuring that a person
obtains optimized compensation in a distracted driver car accident case.
An attorney from the firm can be reached by calling 806-557-0000.
A distracted driver injury attorney understands how to take on even the
most aggressive automobile insurance company to fight for the compensation
a person needs in the aftermath of an accident caused because someone
else was not paying attention to the driving task at hand.
In the aftermath of an accident involving a distracted driver, an injured
individual needs to be certain that future losses are taken into consideration
when addressing compensation. The reality is that a person injured in
a car accident may face medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income,
and other losses into the indefinite future.
Texas law requires a settlement or judgment to be all-inclusive. It must
include funds for future losses. An injured person does not get a proverbial
do-over at a later date.
Retain a Skilled Lubbock Car Accident Lawyer at The Doan Law Firm
The Doan Law Firm maintains a hotline for individuals injured in a Lubbock
car accident caused by a distracted driver. 806-557-0000 is answered 24
hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. The firm keeps the hotline
open even on all major holidays.
A Lubbock car accident lawyer will schedule an initial consultation with
an injured person at his or her convenience. An appointment can be scheduled
at the firm's conveniently located office in Lubbock, at his or her
home, or even at a hospital should circumstances necessitate a meeting
at that location.
The Doan Law Firm:
4708 67th St #200
Lubbock, TX 79414