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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Car Accidents & Lawsuits

Car Accident Attorney in Beaumont, Texas

Distracted driving is a dangerous habit. According to research, distracted driving is equally as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your injuries. At The Daspit Law Firm, we are confident in our ability to help you fight for the money that you need and deserve. For more information, contact our office today and ask about our free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Distracted Driving is a Form of Negligence

A successful personal injury lawsuit or claim relies on the idea of "liability." You must prove that another party, such as the other driver, is liable for your accident and your injuries. A skilled attorney can help you establish liability for your car accident.

Liability, which is the failure to exercise reasonable care or caution, is closely tied to the idea of negligence. Distracted driving, such as texting while driving, is dangerous and careless. Distracted drivers sacrifice others' safety behind the wheel and failure to exercise caution while driving. Thus, distracted driving is negligent.

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving comes in many forms. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are three primary forms of driver distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive. Some activities are a combination of these factors. For example, texting while driving is visually, mentally, and manually distracting. Other activities, such as eating or grooming behind the wheel, are visual and manual distractions.

Some common forms of distracted driving are:

  • Cell Phones
  • Eating
  • Makeup / Grooming
  • Reading
  • Adjusting the Radio
  • Using a GPS

"Can I sue someone for texting and driving?"

Yes. If you can demonstrate that a distracted driver caused your injuries, you can seek compensation for your suffering through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Texting and driving is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. According to research, at least 23% of car accidents in 2011 involved cell phones. Texting distracts the average driver for about five seconds. In this amount of time, a car moving 55 mph will travel the length of a football field. In this amount of time, a driver could easily cause a serious accident.

If you suffered an injury in a car accident, contact The Daspit Law Firm for an evaluation of your case.

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  • Corey did a good job with everything from start to finish. I would definitely use Corey again!

    “Me and my little brother were recently in a car accident in midtown. My brother didn't get hurt but I wasn't as lucky.”

    Leslie N.

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    “Top notch service! Never thought I would need a lawyer or did I want to deal with one. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the service I received and the outcome was even better. Brandon was straight forward, helpful and successful! Thanks for all of your hard work!”

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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.

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    “I just can't believe how amazing my experience with Daspit Law and Jeff was. Jeff was really hands on and really made me feel special. Not only was Jeff amazing but the pretty young lady Maria came and picked me up when ever I needed to come into the office. Its no surprise with this team we won my case! Thank you so much! xoxo”

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