Flower Mound Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer
Among the most dangerous forms of distracted driving, texting and driving has become more common now that cell phones are nearly omnipresent. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists it as the most alarming form of distracted driving due to its ability to take drivers’ attention from the changing road conditions for multiple seconds at a time. Fortunately, the Texas legislature has introduced and passed House Bill 62 in recent years, which officially made it illegal for drivers to text while operating their vehicle. If you have been injured in an accident involving texting, it is vital that you contact the professional Flower Mound texting and driving accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, as soon as possible to begin forming a strong claim for compensation.
Dallas Car Accident Lawyers is a personal injury law firm that has worked with many clients over the years in just as many different kinds of car accidents. In fact, our past clientele have suffered from injuries no doubt just as serious as yours:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations (road rash)
- Lost limbs
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Wrongful death
Having a skilled lawyer on your side can make the difference between a successful claim and an unsuccessful one, so make sure to get in touch with us as quickly as you can.
Getting Compensated for My Damages
When filing a claim, it is important to understand what kind of damages are eligible for compensation. This is true for everything from a simple rear end car accident to an accident involving bicyclists. Known collectively as “compensable damages,” these harms are usually separated into two distinct categories: economic and non-economic.
The harms you experience that directly affect your bank account, often leaving a proverbial paper trail like receipts or bills, are called economic damages. They include such items as lost wages as a result of becoming injured, the cost of repairing your vehicle or other damaged property, the medical bills you incur, the cost of renting a replacement car, etc. You are limited to the actual monetary value of these damages, meaning how much you were billed or spent on them, when recovering compensation.
The other side of the coin is non-economic harm. These constitute the damages you suffer that do not have a direct impact on your finances. Such harms can include your physical pain, the mental suffering you endure, depression issues that stem from the accident, loss of companionship, and more. There is no limit for these damages in Texas law, though an expert witness may be required to give testimony for accurate values.
This third form of compensation is awarded solely at the jury’s discretion and is not something for which you or your attorney can argue. However, the evidence you present may lead the jury in that direction. Reserved for especially egregious behavior like drunk driving or, as in this case, texting while driving, this added compensation is designed to punish the at-fault driver and disincentivize similar behavior in the future. Texas law limits the amount the jury can award for exemplary damages to the higher of the following two options:
- Twice your economic damages, plus up to $750,000 of your non-economic damages
The Experience of Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, Can Help Me
Our Flower Mound texting and driving accident lawyers are compassionate and are ready to help you get justice in your case. Experienced in all manner of personal injury claims, we understand the devastating effects that a serious injury can have both on you and on your family. That is why we pledge not to collect a fee unless we have won you the compensation you deserve. It is also why we offer a FREE consultation to get to know you and the details of your case.
Even if your accident involves a driver for powerful rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, our attorneys are capable of defending your right to compensation and pursuing your best interests.
I Can Schedule My FREE Consultation Now
When bringing a lawyer into your case, time is of the essence. Evidence like the accident scene, witness memories, and even police reports and medical documents can go missing over time, so it is vital that you get in touch with us as soon as you are able to do so. To start working toward the best possible outcome in your case, get in touch with our Flower Mound texting and driving accident lawyers today by calling 214-305-8277. You also can fill out the form on our contact page and one of our attorneys will be in touch with you within 48 hours.
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