Frisco Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Have you been hurt in a Frisco, Texas distracted driving vehicle accident? Allowing the distracted driver who caused your accident off the hook is not an option.
Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen and let our Frisco distracted driving accident lawyers to hold them responsible. We'll work tirelessly to ensure that you receive all of the funds you require and deserve.
We provide a free consultation, so call our offices immediately to schedule an appointment to discuss your case. Our Frisco auto accident attorney has over 23 years of expertise and has helped our clients recover millions of dollars in awards and settlements.
When you decide to go behind the wheel, you must focus 100% of your attention on the road. Unfortunately, not all drivers in Frisco and the DFW metroplex follow through. The radio, food, and even passengers are becoming increasingly distracting. The most common sources of distraction are cell phones and other electronic devices.
When a driver's attention is diverted from the road, they risk endangering themselves and others. It's critical to assert your entitlement to a monetary reward if you were injured as a result of this.
However, receiving money after a Frisco distracted driving accident isn't always straightforward. You'll have to prove that you were injured as a result of the other driver's negligence. At-fault parties (and their insurance companies) will frequently deny being inattentive in order to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve.
Using the services of an attorney can provide you with the edge you need to maximize your financial recovery. The attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen have handled several motor vehicle accident claims in Frisco and around Texas. You can count on us to go to bat for you as well.
Our staff will handle your distracted driving accident case in the following ways:
- Look for direct proof, such as red light camera photographs, video footage from neighboring surveillance cameras, or mobile phone bills, to prove that the other motorist was preoccupied.
- Locate and speak with any witnesses who may have witnessed the inattentive driver in action.
- Limit the impact of any accusations that you were at fault for your vehicle accident and injuries.
- Determine whether or not any other variables contributed to or caused your accident.
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and if necessary, present your case to a jury of your peers.
We've been battling for automobile accident victims in Frisco, Texas, for decades. We understand the measures that must be followed in order for you to receive the results you deserve. Call our law firm today to set up a free initial case evaluation and learn more.
Distracted driving is characterized as driving while using a hand-held electronic device, most commonly a cell phone. Distracted driving can also relate to a range of other typical driving behaviors, such as:
- Phone conversations, including Bluetooth and speakers
- Texting, reading information on a phone screen, or sending an email are all options.
- Eating, drinking, and smoking are all activities that people engage in.
- Having a conversation with another passenger that is distracting
- Looking in the glove compartment, on the floor, or between the seats for something
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, taking your eyes off the road for five seconds at 55 miles per hour is the same as driving a football field blindfolded. Distracted drivers place others in danger, including passengers, other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles by taking their eyes off the road.
Severe injuries may affect your quality of life if you are injured by a distracted motorist. Hospitalization, medical bills, operations, drugs, and physical rehabilitation may cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. In certain cases, you are entitled to just recompense for your injuries.DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS IN TEXAS
Unless the vehicle is stopped, reading, writing, or transmitting electronic messages while operating a vehicle on a public roadway is a violation of Texas Transportation Code Section 545.4251. This clause was added to Section 545.425 of the Texas Transportation Code, which previously made using a smartphone or mobile device in a school zone prohibited. When you use it in a hands-free mode — that is, when you are playing with it in your hands – there is an exception to this restriction.
Furthermore, using an electronic device while operating a vehicle on public school property is a violation of Texas Transportation Code Section 545.4252. This part was inserted since a school parking lot is not a public road. As a result, you are not allowed to use your mobile device while driving, even in a public school parking lot — or anyplace else on school grounds.
When it comes to drivers under the age of 18, Texas Transportation Code Section 545.425 is considerably tighter. A motorist under the age of 18 is not only prohibited from reading, writing, or sending messages on a mobile device, but also from using a hands-free device.
In Texas, there are consequences for using a device while driving, and the penalties are in place for a purpose. Major vehicle accidents in Frisco can leave victims with serious, life-altering injuries.
Accidents caused by distracted driving can result in:
- Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord damage and paralysis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Amputations and the loss of use of limbs
- Burn injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage and injuries
- Chest and torso injuries
- Loss of senses such as loss of vision or hearing
- Wrongful death
Even the most complicated accident situations are no challenge for our attorneys. It's simple to get assistance. Call immediately to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer if you were injured in a Frisco distracted driving accident.
In Frisco, and throughout Texas, everybody who drives a car assumes responsibility to others. Drivers must use a level of caution and care that reduces the risk of causing harm. Distracted driving is a violation of this duty of care.
If you are injured in an accident as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. When someone breaches a duty of care due to you and you are injured as a result, this is known as negligence. You can position yourself to recover a financial award from at-fault parties if you can show carelessness.
Our Frisco automobile accident lawyers at the Law Office of Doug Goyen will be there for you every step of the way. We'll look into your case and gather evidence to show that you were hurt as a result of another driver's inattention. As we create our arguments and build your case, we'll collaborate closely with specialists. We'll determine the extent of your losses, which could include:
- Medical bills and rehab past and future
- Property damage, rental bills, storage, towing
- Lost earning capacity past and future
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering past and future
- Mental anguish past and future
- Wrongful death damages in fatality cases, and more.
We will commence an aggressive campaign to recover those losses on your behalf once we know how much they're going to cost and the extent of the damages.
An unanticipated accident might result in serious injuries and alter your life forever. Unfortunately, even if you're being as cautious as possible, something can happen to you. You have control over your actions while driving, but you have no control over what others do. You can, however, hold them responsible if you are injured as a result of their inattention. The Law Office of Doug Goyen, a seasoned Frisco personal injury lawyer, can assist you.
To schedule a free consultation, please contact our law firm. Our Frisco auto accident lawyer will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case, explain your legal choices, and answer any questions you may have. There is only a limited period of time to exercise your rights and seek compensation, so contact us right now to get started.