What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any form of driving that's done without one's full attention. The most notorious form of distracted driving is texting. There are other forms of distracted driving, including eating, putting on makeup, fiddling with the radio, and carrying on conversations with passengers, but texting while driving has gotten the most attention in recent years.
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Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, we've been representing injured people and their families for years, and we've earned plenty of accolades to show for it. Senior attorney Rob Crain, for example, who handles the firm's personal injury cases, was named in the Best Lawyers in America list for 2007, as well as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2010. If you've been injured in a car wreck because someone was texting while driving, contact us online or call 214-522-9404 for free case evaluation.
The Dangers of Texting While Driving
At 55 miles per hour, a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for the length of an entire football field while sending or reading a text. Excluding some local cities that have passed distracted driving laws (including Dallas) there is no widespread ban in Texas.
In 2011, Gov. Rick Perry vetoed what would have been Texas's first statewide ban on texting while driving, despite the well-documented dangers. Perry claimed that a ban would "micromanage" adult drivers' behavior.
Nonetheless, this doesn't mean you can't hold a texting driver responsible for causing a car wreck - bad driving is bad driving.
Call the Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers of Crain ♦ Lewis, LLP
As more people use mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to check email and send texts, more people will make poor decisions behind the wheel. Taking your eyes off the road - even for a split second - can result in a wreck that can ruin another person's life. If you've been injured or your loved one killed in an accident caused because of texting while driving, call 214-522-9404 (or send us an email) for a free evaluation of your case.