Texas Motorcycle Texting Accident Victim Lawyers
If you are reading this, you may already be dealing with the financial and emotional trauma of a motorcycle accident. As a rider in Texas, you know that drivers don't always see you when they should. Unfortunately, when other drivers don't pay attention to their surroundings, they create dangerous situations that can inflict serious injuries on others.
Motor vehicle drivers owe a “duty of care” to those around them – they cannot act in a negligent manner that causes other individuals harm. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to traffic collisions, and we all know it. Cellphones are one of the most common causes of distraction behind the wheel, and this very behavior may have led to your accident. Fortunately, you don't have to deal with the aftermath alone - and the negligent driver who is responsible does not have to get away with it.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision that was caused by a distracted driver, Ray King of King Law Firm can help. As a knowledgeable Austin motorcycle injury attorney, he can investigate the details of your accident and gather the appropriate evidence to present a strong case on your behalf. By taking legal action against the at-fault driver, you can get the money you need to recover from your injuries and support your family.
Distracted driving is not limited to phones. Motorists can be found negligent for doing the following while driving, and causing a traffic collision:
- Interacting with a passenger
- Talking on a cellphone
- Holding a cellphone
- Holding an object other than a cellphone (a pet, drink, food, etc.)
- Applying make-up
- Adjusting radio/climate control
Cellphone use is one of the major causes of distracted driving accidents. The city of Austin has local ordinances barring drivers from using any handheld electronic devices while operating a car, SUV, truck, or other motor vehicle. As defined in Ordinance No. 20140828-041, electronic devices barred from use behind the wheel include:
- Mobile telephone
- Personal digital assistant
- MP3 or other hand-held music player
- E-book or other electronic reading device
- Laptop computer
- Broadband personal communication device
- GPS or navigation system
- Electronic gaming device
If the driver who caused your accident was in violation of the hands-free electronic device ordinance and received a citation for it, it can help you prove that he or she was distracted at the time of the accident, and help you hold them liable for your expenses.
Building a case for injury compensation can be complicated, which is why it is beneficial to have an experienced attorney on your side. There are many factors that may make it easier or harder to prove your case, so presenting the right evidence is essential. Witness statements, the police report, medical records, and cellphone records could be used to prove your need for compensation. King Law Firm knows what evidence is needed, how to get it, and how to fight the insurance companies that may try to use their own evidence against you.
Distracted driving takes one’s attention off the road and the task of controlling a 4,000-pound vehicle, and it is one of the most dangerous things a person can do behind the wheel. It is a clear act of negligence and can cause serious, potentially disabling, and possibly fatal injuries to motorcyclists. As a rider himself, Ray King accepts the inherent risks of motorcycle riding, but these risks are not what typically cause accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Ray King may be able to recover compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages, lost future income, funeral costs, and pain and suffering. Your rights and your future deserve to be protected. Contact King Law Firm to discuss your situation at (512) 375-4455. Get Ray King on your side today!