Distracted Driving & Texting While Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is a growing problem in Texas and across the United States. At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we specialize in providing legal representation to those injured due to the carelessness of others. Our knowledgeable team will work with you to determine the facts in your case and to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

As part of our accident investigation, we always thoroughly investigate any allegations of distracted driving, including:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Distraction from a GPS device
  • Eating or drinking behind the wheel
  • Adjusting the channel or volume on stereo systems and devices
  • Playing games on a cellphone
  • Watching videos

If you believe that any of these distractions served as a contributing factor in your car crash, Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers will perform the due diligence necessary to establish responsibility and to hold the at-fault driver accountable for bad choices behind the wheel.

Facts About Driving While Texting and Other Distracted Driving

According to the experts at the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 420,000 people are injured in accidents involving distracted driving yearly. More than 3,000 have lost their lives in these incidents.

Driving while texting or talking on mobile devices has been linked to distraction and loss of focus on the road, equivalent to driving drunk. By avoiding these activities, drivers can increase not only their own safety, but also the safety of others on Texas streets and highways.

Texas enforces specific restrictions regarding hand-held cellphones by certain groups and in certain areas:

  • Drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to use cellphones while driving.
  • Drivers operating a motor vehicle with a learner's permit are also not allowed to use cellphones regardless of their age.
  • School bus drivers may not use cellphones while driving if any children are on the bus.
  • Drivers may not use cellphones behind the wheel in school zones.

Many municipalities in Texas have established stricter prohibitions on cellphone use. Austin, Galveston, San Antonio, Tomball, El Paso and Corpus Christi are among the largest cities with bans on cellphone use for all drivers.

While the fines for texting or cellphone use while driving range between $200 and $500, the real costs can be considerably steeper for victims of accidents caused by these unsafe practices.

Pursuing Your Maximum (Full and Fair) Compensation

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it is essential to hold these individuals and their insurers accountable. Our Texas City-based team can provide the experience and resources you need to pursue your case both in and out of court against even the toughest insurance defense team.

We are on your side all the way. Please call us at 409-359-4865 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers in a one-on-one meeting. We offer the pinnacle of personalized legal services to each of our clients.