Dallas Texting and Driving Lawyer
Attorney Doug Goyen is a Dallas texting and driving lawyer who has handled thousands of injury cases, including those involving texting and driving, and collected millions of dollars from those cases in the form of settlements and judgments. Doug Goyen graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with his Bachelors in Science in 1994. He graduated in 1997 from SMU Law School and received his law degree. Doug Goyen has been a licensed lawyer in good standing in Texas since 1997. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Doug Goyen worked as an injury claims adjuster for the insurance industry for several years. Doug Goyen's experience, training, education, and knowledge gives him an edge in ensuring you receive the best possible representation for your injury claim.
Texting and driving is obviously dangerous when a driver is distracted by his texting while operating a motor vehicle. Many drivers think they are fine texting and driving, but looking at the results show just how blind you are when you are focused on your phone (see video below):
The Texas DPS has some eye-opening stats related to distracted driving. In 2016 over 100,000 crashes were caused by distracted driving, over 3000 people injured, and 455 people were killed as a result of distracted driving. One in every five collisions is a result of distracted driving. Distracted drivers are four times as likely to injure someone in an accident.
Texas passed a statewide law banning the used of wireless devices for messaging while driving your vehicle. Reading, writing, emailing and texting are all covered by the new statute and now violations of Texas law.
Other Texas State Laws regarding distracted driving:
a) Ban on all cellphone use by bus drivers
b) Ban on all cellphone use by novice drivers
c) Ban on texting for novice drivers
d) Ban on texting for bus drivers
e) Ban on handheld phones and texting in school zones.
The Texas DOT has additional information at:
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/ , and
An injury lawyer who is also a Dallas texting and driving lawyer who handles injury cases can gather the information needed to prove your case, and help guide you through the requirements in pursuing your insurance claims, obtaining treatment for your injuries, and getting the best possible settlement for your situation.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury claims for those who have been hurt in automobile accidents involving distracted, texting, cellphone, and other smartphone usage that causes distractions in vehicles. Call (972) 599 4100 to discuss your injury case with our Dallas texting and driving lawyer.