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Did texting and driving contribute to your car accident injury?

by | Jun 27, 2018 | Car Accidents |

We’ve all seen them. Distracted drivers out on the road in Texas, paying attention to everything but the actual activity of driving. Whether it be eating food with the steering wheel in one hand, reaching around to grab something in the back seat or another totally irrelevant activity to driving, it can get pretty dangerous out there. While people generally do not mean any malicious intent behind these actions, they can be held liable if their decisions causes a car accident that injures another individual.

One of the most recent distracted driving behaviors to affects many car accident victims is texting and driving. Texting and driving is any behavior that takes the driver’s attention off the road and focuses it on their cellphone or a similar device. The driver could actually be communicating with someone over text message or they could be scrolling social media, checking email or even recording a video. Any of these behaviors would count towards distracted driving behaviors and it can be very dangerous for not only themselves, but other drivers on the road.

At the Sanchez Law Firm, we understand your need to pursue compensation after another driver’s negligence left you with significant injuries after a car crash. On top of poor health, it may become difficult or impossible to work which suffering from the injury, and your car could be totaled. We know how stressful this can be. That is why we are here to support those who were injured in a car accident in Edinburg.

It is important to focus on your health and the well-being of your family after being injured in a car accident. Once one is feeling up to it, one can look to seek damages for actions believed to be negligible by another party. Don’t wait too long, as there is a statute of limitations for bringing such claims. It’s also easier to remember details and to do an investigation when the incident is fresh in peoples’ minds.