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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is an extremely common occurrence and a leading cause of auto accidents in Texas. Most drivers are guilty of it. Things such as sending a quick text message, dialing a phone number, or reaching over to grab something while being behind the wheel. Regardless of how trivial it may seem in the moment, anything that takes your attention away from looking at the road ahead is a distraction that could lead to devastating, sometimes even fatal, consequences in a blink of an eye.

Hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year in car accidents involving distracted drivers. In fact, every day about 8 people in the U.S. are killed in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver (CDC). Distracted driving is a preventable occurrence and awareness of this issue can help reduce the number of car accidents. It is important for drivers everywhere to recognize how dangerous distracted driving can be.

Facts About Distracted Driving
  • Driver distraction is responsible for more than half of car accidents involving teenagers

  • Drivers are considered as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive under the influence of alcohol

  • Sending or reading a text message will take your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover the length of a football field while driving at 55mph

What to do if you've been involved in an accident

After an accident has occurred and you have been injured, it is important to remember to call the police, seek medical attention, and gather contact information from any witnesses. All of these steps should be priority after the initial car accident to ensure you are safe and receive the treatment you need for a healthy recovery.

It is also recommended for injured parties to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney, following any type of accident. For the best outcomes, it is good to do this sooner rather than later to avoid any issues with insurance providers. An experienced accident lawyer will be able to gather all the details and evidence from the accident and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

If you have been involved in an accident in Texas, Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm are the experienced attorneys you want on your side. You can rely on the qualified attorneys at Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm. Contact our offices today for your FREE consultation.



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