Todays drivers often become complacent and over-confident in their ability to safely text and drive at the same time. The ready availability of a cell phone leads many to feel that they need to send and receive messages while at the wheel of a vehicle. The mental act of conducting a conversation combined with the physical act of texting causes a state of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is hazardous in any type of vehicle, but the stakes are higher when the distracted driver is operating a 10-to-40 ton 18-wheeler. Failure to keep a lookout in traffic is a cause of many tragic accidents involving trucks and cars on our streets and highways.
A number of cities and states throughout the United States have passed, or are considering passing, laws prohibiting texting while driving. With or without such laws, texting while driving means distracted driving.
Was texting while driving the ultimate cause of the truck accident that injured you or killed a family member? Did the truck driver rear-end your car, side swipe your car or fail to stop at a stop sign or red light because the trucker was texting--or operating a laptop computer--and distracted?
Now you and your family may be facing daunting challenges, such as the following:
You may wonder when or if you will ever be able to return to work or have a life that seems normal again. You need compensation to enable you to pay your bills and move on to the next phase of life with adequate resources.
A detailed investigation into the trucking accident may reveal the truth about how and why the crash happened. A review of the police report, cell phone or computer activity records, interviews with witnesses (such as recipients of the texts) and testimony of the truck driver may provide the evidence necessary to pinpoint the liable parties.
A San Jose distracted driving lawyer at the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, is ready to fight on your behalf in pursuit of the compensation that you need and deserve after a truck accident. This law firm has helped many accident victims recover damages that they deserved after falling victim to texting-while-driving truck accidents, causing serious injuries.
Contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, to schedule a consultation with an experienced distracted driver lawyer in San Jose.
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