Were You Seriously Injured In A Crash?
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report (PDF), one out of every 10 injuries and fatalities on the road are caused by distracted drivers. In the United States, an estimated 35,000 people died in car crashes in 2015 alone, and millions more were injured.
- 27 percent of fatal crashes were caused by distracted drivers 20-29 years old in 2015
- Teenagers were the largest single age group that caused fatal crashes because of distraction at nine percent
- 551 pedestrians and cyclists were killed by distracted drivers in 2015
- About 391,000 people were seriously injured in crashes caused by a distracted driver in 2015
- Distracted drivers killed 3,477 people in 2015
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Car accidents are incredibly jarring and dangerous events. If you were seriously injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver, contact our Houston car accident attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez today to discuss your legal options. With more than 170 years of collective experience and more than $4 billion secured in verdicts and settlements, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you hire us to represent you in court and at the negotiation table.
How Can Drivers Become Distracted?
There are a number of distractions that can affect drivers behind the wheel, and each one affects them differently – reaching into the center console while keeping your eyes on the road has a different effect than looking down at the radio to change the station. The three main categories of distraction are:
- Cognitive: This type of distraction affects drivers who think about things unrelated to driving while on the road.
- Manual: This type of distraction affects drivers who perform actions unrelated to driving while on the road rather than keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
- Visual: This type of distraction affects drivers who take their eyes off the road, in most cases to look at another object or device.
Each of these distractions can be dangerous on their own, but it becomes exponentially more dangerous when a driver is affected by all three forms at the same time, like when they check their phones.
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At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our Houston car accident lawyers have spent decades working with injured victims in order to provide them with the dedicated representation they deserve. If you were involved in a car crash caused by a distracted driver, give us a call at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm, or send us your information to start out with a free consultation. Fighting to secure the compensation you need to cover any damages you may have incurred can be incredibly stressful experience, but having the right legal team on your side will help put you in the best position possible.