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Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Driving with distractions is a danger not only to the driver, but to their passengers and everyone else on the road. Any task that takes the driver’s primary focus away from the road, whether it requires visual, cognitive, or manual attention, poses a heightened risk for an accident that could result in serious injury.

There are several things that could distract a driver on the road, including:

  • Checking smart phones
  • Texting (a growing concern that is becoming responsible for more accidents all the time)
  • Reading GPS navigation systems or maps
  • Eating and drinking
  • Grooming and applying makeup
  • Adjusting the radio (or paying more attention to your music than the road)
  • Reaching for items
  • Rubbernecking

Distracted Driving Statistics

In the state of Texas in 2014, there were almost 101,000 traffic accidents involving distracted driving. Many of these accidents were caused by cell phone use and texting, the number one cause of distractions on the road. It is estimated that one in five crashes in Texas are caused by some form of distracted driving. Teens and other young drivers especially are at risk because they are inexperienced behind the wheel, and have the highest rate of accidents caused by distractions.

Even taking your eyes away for one moment can result in serious consequences to yourself and those around you. It is not worth placing yourself and others in danger to attend to things that can wait.

Had an Accident? A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

If you have been involved in an accident caused by another person’s distracted driving, you have the right to sue for damages or compensation for things like your ongoing medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning power, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. By securing the representation of capable, hard-working attorneys like those at The Daspit Law Firm, you can be confident knowing that your case is in experienced hands. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and have a track record of success. Since we work on a contingency-fee basis, you won’t have to pay a dime unless we win your case.

Contact our San Antonio firm today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. For your convenience, we also offer home and hospital visits.

What sets Daspit Law Firm Apart

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  • We Get the Job Done Right the First Time
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  • I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!

    “I hired Daspit Law firm last year to help me receive financial aid for my long term recovery after a serious auto accident I was involved in. They far exceed all my expectations with the settlement I received. I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!”

    Ellie J.

  • Excellent experience at Daspit Law Firm with Derek Fadner.

    “Excellent experience at Daspit Law Firm with Derek Fadner. He was really good at explaining everything and putting it into perspective and execution was flawless. The outcome was more than I could have imagined. I will be referring anyone that has personal injury needs!”

    Michael S.

  • What a great experience at Daspit Law Firm!

    “What a great experience at Daspit Law Firm! While on vacation a few months ago I had the misfortune of being hit from behind while driving back from Austin. I had several back and neck problems caused by the accident. After the insurance company of the driver did not cover my expenses only weeks after the accident I then called Daspit Law Firm. Best decision I ever made! They not only got all of my medical visits taken care of, but I also received extra for my time lost from my job! I will definitely recommend the team at the Daspit Law Firm.”

    Cara M.

  • This is the best law practice in the whole world !!

    “This is the best law practice in the whole world !! They made it so easy for me and my wife to get back our lives after my accident. I was worried day and night about my family, how would we keep our house, feed the kids, pay for college? They walked us through everything and took care of us, my wife said it was the smartest thing I ever did besides marry her.”

    Thomas L.

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    “My daughters and I were hit from behind from a major grocery store's truck. The man admitted he was on the phone, and then tried to lie.”

    Claudine P.