How many times have you shared a roadway in Texas with someone distracted behind the wheel? It probably happens more often than you think. Distracted driving causes problems in most states, and laws vary as to how it's defined. Some states say it includes any unnecessary behavior while driving that takes your attention off the road and could potentially impair your ability to keep yourself and others safe.
Although drivers are required to carry insurance coverage, our personal injury law firm recommends seeking legal advice as soon as possible after a motor vehicle accident. The reason is strategic: An insurance carrier may not provide the best result unless it knows that a crash victim is willing and able to hold a negligent driver accountable in a civil court of law. That leverage often results in a more favorable settlement offer.