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How we respond to the fallout from distracted driving

Over the past month, this blog has tried to raise awareness of the problem with distracted driving both in the Houston area and throughout the rest of the State of Texas. We discussed the effectiveness of texting-while-driving laws and also talked about other distractions that can lead to serious and even fatal accidents on the Texas highways.

Although, thankfully, many distracted driving accidents could be described as minor, others involved in these types of accidents are not so lucky. When a driver takes a few moments of his or her attention from driving to attend to something else, even only mentally, then the end result can easily be a devastating high-speed collision that almost inevitably result in injuries.

Many victims of such accidents come away from such accidents with trauma to the brain or with paralysis from a spinal cord injury. In either case, the victims will have to spend the rest of their lives coping with their injuries, and they may never be able to work or even function in daily life again.

These sorts of accidents call for a prompt response on all fronts, as the distracted driver who caused such a serious accident can and should be held accountable. While the law enforcement authorities are in the best position to punish the driver, our law office will focus on making sure that the distracted driver or, as the case may be, the driver's employer, pays full compensation to his or her victims.

Given that it was this driver's irresponsibility that caused the victim's injuries, it is only fair that the driver, through his or her insurance company, pay the victim for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages and other out-of-pocket costs. Moreover, the victim also deserves compensation for the pain and suffering and emotional fallout from the distracted driving accident. In some cases, we may also be able to seek exemplary, also called punitive, damages.

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