Cellphones have undeniably changed American culture. While at one time, everyone was tied to a landline if they wanted to make a call, cellphones have now become the dominant form of communication. Not only that, but people can do even more on their cellphones these days, like send text messages and emails and look at the Internet. Unfortunately, this technological revolution has led to a dangerous side effect: drivers throughout the country are more distracted than ever.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which keeps track of distracted driving statistics in America, approximately 1,000 people per day are injured in car accidents that are caused by distracted drivers. That is a staggering figure. So, what can Texas residents do if they are injured in one of these types of car accidents?
Well, for starters, it is important to try to gather any evidence that might help in a potential lawsuit as quickly as possible after the accident. This is sometimes easier said than done, but it can be extremely helpful if there were eyewitnesses who saw the driver who caused the crash staring at a cellphone at the time of the incident instead of watching the road. We all know what it looks like by now: drivers with their cellphones up at eye level, looking at something on the phone instead of paying attention to their responsibilities as a driver.
But, perhaps most importantly, injured victims will need to make the decision that they want to move forward with a lawsuit. It might sound crazy, but people are just too polite to want to pursue such an option against another individual. However, when distracted drivers cause injuries and damage to property, it is important to hold them accountable.