29 Feb Have you been injured by a distracted driver?
Distracted driving, which includes driver inattention or cell‐phone use (talking and/or texting), is becoming increasingly common and dangerous. In 2014, there were 100,825 traffic crashes in Texas that involved distracted driving (distraction, driver inattention or cell-phone use). That is up 6 percent from 2013. These crashes in 2014 resulted in 3,214 serious injuries and 468 deaths. Nearly one in five crashes in Texas involves driver distraction. (Statistics courtesy of TXDOT)
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you may have questions about what to do. This series of Tessmer Tips will help answer those questions.
How do you know if you have a legitimate personal injury claim? Consult with a qualified attorney to find out for certain. While only a qualified lawyer can tell if your circumstances are likely to result in an award, most personal injury cases share these common elements:
- You have been injured either directly or indirectly (or you are the legal representative of someone who was injured);
- Someone else was at fault, either wholly or partially;
- Your injuries can be documented;
- The person or organization at fault is capable of being sued.