Richardson Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
If there is one device that is nearly ubiquitous across the United States, it most likely is the cell phone. A communication device we can carry anywhere, the cell phone has revolutionized the world. Unfortunately, its impact on travel and road safety has been less than ideal. Due to the prevalence of texting and driving accidents, the act was deemed illegal throughout all of Texas in September of 2017 with the passage of House Bill 62. Still, these crashes happen routinely and may result in serious injuries like the following:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Loss of limb
At Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, we understand that driving is a privilege that should be undertaken with care. A driver has the responsibility to operate their vehicle in a safe way. When they fail to do so and cause an accident, the injured person should be compensated for the harms they suffer due to the irresponsible driver’s negligence. If you are injured in such an accident, contact our Richardson texting and driving accident lawyers to discuss the possibility of significant compensation in your case.
The Importance of Working Quickly
It is vital for you to contact attorneys as soon after your accident as possible. In every personal injury case, there is a two-year statute of limitations imposed by the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. This means that you must file your claim in court within two years of the date of the accident. While this may sound like a long time, there are many complications that can arise in even the most simple rear-end accident claim. For example, crucial physical evidence can be washed away by the weather, such as debris and tire marks. Cell phone records that are especially important in texting and driving cases may be difficult to secure. Eyewitness memories can become less reliable over time.
Additionally, it is always in your best interest to get your case handled by qualified Richardson texting and driving accident lawyers as early as possible. Over time, you may accrue more damages as a result of your injuries, so it is best to conclude your claim as soon as possible with an acceptable compensation.
Types of Damages in Texting and Driving Accidents
There are three categories of damages that you may be entitled to after your injury. However, only the first two are categories for which you and your attorney can actively argue. These are known as compensable damages and consist of the catalog of harms that may result from your injury.
The first compensable damage category consists of the financial effects of your injury. These can vary greatly in value, as they include medical bills that can be higher for victims of bicycle accidents than for injured people who were struck while still in a car. In addition to medical costs, other economic harms include lost wages and even the loss of the ability to return to a similar job after your injury recovery.
Some of the damages you experience after your injury are not directly related to money. These are called non-economic damages. They consist of items like the toll of your physical pain and the amount of mental anguish that you endure. Since these do not come with a paper trail or easily accessible values attached to them, they can involve long and drawn-out debates between the two parties at the negotiation table.
Cases of texting and driving, just like drunk driving accidents, may result in the court awarding you, the injured person, with additional compensation as a punishment to the at-fault driver. Known as exemplary damages, these are meant to set an example and deter from future similar behavior. These damages cannot be actively pursued by you and your attorneys, but they are awarded as a result of the jury deciding that the at-fault driver acted in an especially reckless way.
We Have the Experience to Help in Your Case
The Richardson texting and driving accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, have worked in a variety of unique cases each with its own fact patterns. We have the experience and knowledge to assist in your claim, whether you are involved in a routine rear end accident or in a complex case that includes rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.
Our compassionate attorneys are willing to help you ease the burden on your shoulders as you recover from your injuries. We work to secure compensation and navigate the complicated legal system so that you can relax and recover with your family. In fact, we do not collect a fee unless your case has reached an agreeable conclusion and you have received your compensation.
If we sound like the right group of Richardson texting and driving accident lawyers for you, give us a call at 214-305-8277. You also can fill out the form on our contact page and a representative will respond to your request shortly. We provide you with a FREE case evaluation to learn about the details of your case.