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Distracted Drivers Causing More Accidents

The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office represent many injured parties with personal injury claims that are the result of car accidents that are the result of distracted drivers. Drivers can be distracted by conversations with other passengers, changing radio stations and more recently talking on the phone or even texting while driving.  While taking a  short drive around Houston a driver can see many other drivers with a phone pressed up against their ear while attempting such activites such as changing lanes on the freeway. Many accidents happen that way. Of course the at fault driver will deny being on the phone at the time of the accident. That can be countered by filing a lawsuit and subpoenaing the at fault driver’s cell phone records which will show the at fault driver was on the phone at the time of the traffic accident.  Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous activites that at fault drivers engage in. According to a study from Texas A&M university texting while driving doubles a driver’s reaction time. This observation held true when a driver was either writing a text message or reading a text message.  Also texting drivers were less able to stay in their lane and unable to maintaing constant speed.  The article also says that the U.S. Department of Transportation distracted drivers contribute to as much as 20 percent of all fatal crashes, and that cell phones are the primary source of driver distractions.

If you have been involved in an accident with an at fault distract driver, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office.  They will make sure that the distracted driver pays you the monies you deserve.

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