Dallas Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash caused by a distracted driver on a Dallas road, The Benton Law Firm is here to help you fight for your right to compensation. Dallas continues to see thousands of crashes caused by distracted driving every year. Many people think of texting while driving as the main cause of distraction, but there are many ways for a driver to become distracted and cause a serious accident that injures innocent people. Drivers have a duty to keep everyone safe on the road, so when they fail in this duty, they can be held financially responsible.
The Benton Law Firm has won millions of dollars for our clients in the past, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact us today at (214) 219-4878 to discuss the details of your case with an experienced attorney during a free consultation.
Do I Need A Distracted Driving Lawyer?
After a car accident, it’s important to take legal action as quickly as possible. However, if you have had a serious injury, you will likely want to focus your time and attention on your recovery. The Benton Law Firm can handle the details of your case for you, allowing you to concentrate on getting well.
With distracted driving cases, it is often difficult to prove that a driver’s distraction caused an accident. They may try to hide their phone, delete messages, or cover up phone use at the time of the crash in order to avoid liability. Our lawyers can conduct an investigation to discover the truth, by talking with witnesses, working with accident investigators, and getting a subpoena for phone records at the time of a crash. Furthermore, we have years of experience working with insurance companies, so we know how to strategically negotiate with them to secure the greatest amount of compensation for you.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm To Handle My Case?
The Benton Law Firm has been helping car crash victims in the Dallas area for years, and has earned the trust of the community in the process. Our lawyers give personalized attention to each case, and will take into account every detail of your case to find the best resources and plan of action, resulting in the best possible outcome. We strive to form good relationships with our clients so that they feel comfortable throughout the process.
Because of the work we put into our cases and client relations, The Benton Law Firm has been recognized with many awards, including a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. We are also members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as we have won some of our clients over a million dollars in compensation. Just recently, we won nearly $500,000 for an individual who was seriously injured after a construction vehicle ran a red light. With the trust of the Dallas community and a track record of case success, The Benton Law Firm is an easy choice for help with your distracted driving case.
Types of Distracted Driving
While texting and driving is perhaps the most prominent example of distracted driving in the public imagination, it represents only a fraction of the total number of distracted driving accidents every year. The CDC says that anything can become a distraction in a vehicle, but there are three main types of distractions:
- Visual distractions: anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road
- Manual distractions: anything that causes you to take your hands off the steering wheel
- Cognitive distractions: anything that takes your focus and attention away from driving your vehicle
Many different activities that people commonly do in cars can be considered distracted driving behaviors. Using GPS navigation, adjusting the radio or air conditioning, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, and dealing with children in the car can all take a driver’s focus off the road, and can put other motorists in danger. Texting and driving, the CDC says, is one of the worst distractions because it combines all three types of distractions. Sending a text message that only takes five seconds to type may seem harmless, but if you are going 55 miles per hour, you may be distracted while you travel the length of an entire football field. At high speeds, any kind of distractions are enough to put yourself and other drivers in danger.
On September 1, 2017, a law went into effect for the whole state of Texas that prohibited cell phone use while driving. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that for the past three years, one of every five car accidents involved distracted driving in Texas. That’s over 100,000 crashes in 2017 alone. Of those crashes, 444 people died and 2,889 people were seriously injured as a result of distracted driving.
Given that Texas has some of the most hazardous roads in the nation, and with the notoriously dangerous construction areas around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, distracted driving remains a serious problem for drivers around the city. It takes only one second for a driver’s distraction to cause a serious injury or even take a life on a Dallas road. Distracted drivers should be held accountable for their mistakes, and you are entitled to compensation if you are a victim of a distracted driving accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, make sure to take quick legal action to give yourself the best chance of recovering money to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses.
What to Do After a Distracted Driving Accident
After you suffer an accident, get as much information as possible. Take pictures and get the other driver’s information. Then seek prompt medical attention, and keep records of all expenses. After you have begun treatment for any injuries, quickly engage legal help so you can hold the distracted driver accountable and receive financial compensation for your medical bills, time off work, and pain and suffering. The experienced car accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are dedicated to fighting for your rights. Call us today at (214) 219-4878 to learn about how we can help you with your case.