Texting driver accident in Waco
Distracted drivers cause a lot of pain. In Texas, there are 100,000 car accidents a year caused by distracted drivers. There are almost 500 deaths per year in Texas caused by distracted drivers. If a distracted driver has hurt you, then it is essential to get your matter evaluated. Distracted driving can include anything that takes the driver’s attention from the road. This often includes talking on the phone, eating, posting on social media, reading emails, texting while driving, putting on makeup, fatigue, distractions by children, reading, navigation devices, changing the radio or air conditioning, and other causes.
Waco car accident attorneys have many ways to prove driver distraction. For example, we can examine phone records and social media information showing what was happening on the person’s phone at the time of the car wreck. It’s essential to look for signs of a distracted driver after a Waco car accident. For example, note any wireless phone that the person was holding at the time and ask witnesses if they saw anything similar.
More than just the distracted driver may be civilly liable for the accident. For example, the distracted driver’s employer could be civilly liable, and the car owner may have negligently entrusted his vehicle to a distracted person.
When the driver’s eyes are off the road, hands off the wheel or mind is off driving. It can lead to a car crash. Looking down for just a few seconds while traveling 30 miles an hour can be the distance of a few hundred feet. It is an unreasonably dangerous activity. We hold distracted drivers responsible for the damage that they cause.
Our Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Distracted driver accident attorneys in Waco
You likely have a lot of questions about your personal injury case. We have our frequently asked questions that you can review while you are scheduling your free consultation with a Waco personal injury attorney. We will investigate your accident and collect the evidence necessary to develop a compelling case. Our Waco car accident attorneys personalize the case strategy to get the optimal result for your matter. Please call us at 254-753-6437 to talk about your Waco distracted driver case.
Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More