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Phone-Related Accidents on the Rise in Houston

Phone-Related AccidentsDeSimone Law Office: Representing Victims of Phone-Related Traffic Accidents in Houston

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration all agree that distracted driving presents a major threat to drivers across the country. According to a recent study released by the NSC, incidents involving cell phone use account for approximately 27 percent of all auto accidents in the U.S. NSC research has also shown that talking on a cell phone is just as dangerous as texting due to the distraction it causes for drivers. Since multitasking is a practical impossibility, the brain must compensate for the constant switching between tasks when driving and chatting or texting. For cases in which cell phone use is a factor, working with experienced Houston auto accidents lawyers can provide added help in ensuring a fair settlement and adequate compensation for medical expenses and losses sustained in these accidents.

Widespread Underreporting

According to the NSC study, the full impact of cell phone use while driving may not be evident due to underreporting on the part of local officials. Even in cases where the driver admitted to talking on the phone at the time of the accident, only 50 percent of incident reports reflected that fact. It is likely that the true cost of cell phone use behind the wheel is far greater than currently compiled statistics indicate. While the state of Texas has not yet enacted laws restricting the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving, a number of small towns and large cities have instituted bans on hand-held cell phone use; hands-free phone use is still allowed, however.

Protecting the Rights of Victims

Drivers, passengers and pedestrians who have been injured due to the negligence of distracted drivers should consult with a qualified Houston traffic accident lawyer to ensure that their rights are protected both in and out of court. The increasing popularity of mobile devices has led to a commensurate rise in accidents directly or indirectly related to cell phone usage in the Houston area. By selecting a law firm with experience in the Houston auto personal injury field, victims of these accidents can often achieve higher compensation amounts for pain and suffering, damage to vehicles and injuries sustained in these accidents.

At DeSimone Law Office, we can pursue your Houston auto accident lawsuit to ensure that you receive the highest possible award for your case. We can also negotiate with attorneys and insurance adjusters on your behalf to take some of the stress and worry out of these discussions. Our legal team can investigate your accident to determine all underlying causes and contributing factors, ensuring that you get every penny you are owed in compensation. Contact us at 713-526-0900 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced legal professionals. At DeSimone Law Office, we want to be your attorneys for life.

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