San Antonio Distracted Driving Attorney

With increasing traffic, deteriorating streets and highways, unpredictable weather, and other hazards, drivers need to be constantly vigilant. This is certainly true in areas of South Texas where the economic boom taking place in the Eagle Ford Shale region has brought many more vehicles onto the roadways — and more accidents.

Unfortunately, while laws in Texas and throughout the United States try to limit distracted driving, it is still one of the leading causes of auto accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), more than 10 percent of injury crashes involved distracted drivers. More than 3,000 people were killed and 387,000 injured through distracted driving accidents in 2011.

To quote Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation of the United States, "[People] continue to assume that they can drive and text or talk at the same time." (Source: A terrible consequence of this assumption is diminishment of traffic safety — and loss of lives.

When Someone Else's Negligence Causes An Accident, Our Personal Injury Lawyer Is Here For You

If you've been injured in an accident and believe it was caused by a distracted driver, The Bates Law Firm can help you seek fair compensation. With more than 25 years of experience, San Antonio attorney Harry Bates takes the time needed to fully investigate each claim. He is prepared to develop a strategy in your case that may result in a fair settlement or verdict to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Injuries Caused By Texting While Driving

One of the most common causes of distracted driving is using a cellphone or other hand-held device. According to the DOT, a person is 23 times more likely to be involved in auto accidents if texting while driving. Texas cellphone laws prohibit texting and using hand-held devices while driving in school zones, with young passengers or by novice drivers because it is an extremely dangerous activity. In fact, drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into a serious or fatal car accident.

Texting and driving is a choice made by drivers, and when they choose to ignore safety regulations and the rules of the road and cause an accident, personal injury and wrongful death laws in Texas provide the injured with a means of recovery. As a Texas board certified injury lawyer by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Harry Bates has the skill — as well as a reputation backed by years of successful verdicts and settlements — and may recover fair compensation from insurance companies or aggressively seek compensation through litigation.

Representing Crash Victims Throughout South Texas, Including Brownsville, Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Offers Free Initial Consultations

What was the cause of the motor vehicle accident that injured you in Laredo or San Antonio? Distracted driving? Lawyer Harry S. Bates may recover compensation for clients and their families, including cases of pedestrian, bicycle and boating accidents. Financial resources cannot undo your injuries, but money to pay for therapy and more can help move you past the accident so you can get on with a new leash on life. From San Antonio, we assist clients throughout South Texas in communities including Brownsville and Victoria. Contact us online or call 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 today for a free initial consultation.