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Distracted Driving

El Paso Car Accident Attorneys – (915) 228-4140

Have you been hit by a distracted driver? You need to take action to make certain you get maximized compensation for your injuries and damages. Call Harmonson Law Firm and our personal injury lawyers in El Paso at (915) 228-4140 right away. We can get you started with a free consultation to discuss your legal options after a driver stuck on their cellphone hits you.

Why is Cellphone Use Such a Big Distraction?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Safety Council (NSC), and a number of other safety groups, at least 25% of all car accidents in recent years can be traced back to cellphone use behind the wheel. Picking up a smartphone to read or send a text is so dangerous because it engages the driver in three different forms of distraction at once.

The three forms of driver distraction are:

  • Manual: A distraction that takes the driver’s hands off the wheel.
  • Visual: A distraction that takes the driver’s eyes off the road and mirrors.
  • Mental: A distraction that takes the driver’s thoughts off the task of driving safely.

Texting removes one or both hands from the wheel, and both eyes from the road. It also catches and captures the attention of the driver, usually for 30 seconds or more after the phone is put down. Given that it only takes one type of driver distraction to cause a serious accident, it is no surprise that texting while driving is such a problem.

Proving Driver Distraction in Your Claim

To reduce your liability and maximize the amount of compensation you can recover in your car accident claim, it is important to prove that the other driver was indeed distracted at the time of the crash. Sometimes the distracted driver is honest and does this work for you by admitting in written statements that they were using their cellphone behind the wheel. In most cases, though, obtaining evidence can be a little trickier when the negligent driver does not want to admit their wrongdoing, and neither does their insurance company. Eyewitness testimonies can be useful, as well as obtaining cellphone use records from cell companies that show what data was being sent/received at the time of a crash. Although, this latter option can be difficult to obtain without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Award-Winning Representation is a Phone Call Away

Harmonson Law Firm and our El Paso car accident attorneys are here to make certain you are treated with respect after being hit by a distracted driver. We are tough and aggressive with uncooperative oppositions, but always compassionate and genuine with our clients. This balance along with our unmatched legal insight has enabled our team to secure a long history of impressive case results for our clients. We would like to add your case to our successes, too!

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