It happened in the blink of an eye. Another car collided with yours. Moments before the impact, you could clearly see the other driver was distracted by looking at a cell phone or GPS. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you could do. In the moment the other driver took her eyes from the road, she swerved into your lane and rammed your car head-on.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, more than 100,000 distracted driving crashes took place on Texas roads in 2017. Almost a quarter of those (24,021, to be precise) happened in Bexar County and the rest of the San Antonio area. The 46 fatalities resulting from those accidents made Bexar the deadliest county for distracted driving in the state, by far, in 2017.
If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident in or around San Antonio, or tragically lost a loved one to a distracted driver, you have a right to compensation. Contact The Law Offices of George Salinas today at (210) 225-0909 to learn more about how our team might help.
At The Law Offices of George Salinas, we show our dedication through timely attention to our clients and focus on the details that matter. Our experience extends across many types of car accidents and personal injury cases, including an increasing number of distracted driving accidents.
In many cases, we have obtained settlements of the maximum coverage available under insurance policies associated with the accident. Some of our clients have received settlements of over a million dollars. While these settlements in no way guarantee the amount future clients may receive for their claims, when we take a case we bring that extensive experience and a well-known reputation as some of San Antonio’s best trial lawyers to the negotiating table and the courtroom.
A distracted driving accident inflicts the same types of injuries as those sustained in any other car accident. Because distracted drivers frequently don’t realize they’re putting others in danger until it’s too late, however, these accidents frequently occur at high speed, resulting in more catastrophic harm, including:
Most often, distracted driving accidents occur when a driver looks away from the road and focuses on something inside the vehicle. Distracted drivers have also been known to take one or both hands off the wheel. Some common causes of driver distraction include:
These are just a few of the behaviors that cause distraction behind the wheel. Any time a driver pays attention to something besides the road, the odds of an accident increase.
Generally speaking, San Antonians who suffer injuries or lose loved ones in car accidents that weren’t their fault have a right to recover compensation from those whose actions caused a collision. In distracted driving cases, that usually includes the distracted driver (who may carry insurance that covers some or all of the injured person’s damages). The categories of damages an injured motorist or the family of a person tragically killed can recover frequently include:
If you experienced severe injuries in an accident with a distracted driver, or lost a loved one to a distracted driving accident, you need a qualified attorney who can offer you support through the process of recovering compensation. At The Law Offices of George Salinas, we offer all potential clients a free consultation. When we represent an injured client, we often do so on a contingent fee basis, which means instead of billing by the hour, we receive payment for our services only if we recover funds for the client through a settlement or award.
Did a distracted driving accident in San Antonio leave you with serious injuries or mourning a loved one? Do you want to know more about your legal rights following that accident and to find out how to increase the odds of recovering appropriate compensation? If so, contact The Law Offices of George Salinas today at (210) 225-0909. Our team of qualified, compassionate attorneys will set up a free consultation at which we can learn more about your case.