We ordinarily think of distracted driving as cell phone use or texting at the wheel, but we’re all guilty of distracted driving in one form or another. We might be using a GPS, eating something or changing the radio station. Those are all forms of distracted driving.
Austin has its own laws addressing this dangerous behavior. Regardless, whenever a driver isn’t 100% focused on safely operating a motor vehicle, they’re guilty of distracted driving.
Notwithstanding new laws and public awareness campaigns, distracted driving continues to occur regularly on every roadway in and around Austin. Accidents resulting from distracted driving can involve other motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and passengers. They’re caused by negligent driving and result in injuries and deaths that could easily have been prevented.
Should you become a victim, you’ll want to contact our experienced Austin distracted driving attorney at Terry & Kelly, PLLC. Our lawyers can assist you in filing your personal injury claim and will seek full compensation for the physical, emotional and economic damages you suffered at the fault of a distracted driver.
If you believe you were injured by a distracted driver, you’ll want to contact our offices as soon as possible after your accident. We’ll get all of the facts, preserve necessary evidence and begin the legal process of obtaining the justice you deserve. A skilled and experienced Austin distracted driving accident lawyer from our firm is available to talk to you at no cost, so there’s no reason not to contact Terry & Kelly, PLLC right after an accident. You’ll get the qualified and knowledgeable legal advice you deserve.
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