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San Antonio Distracted Driving Accidents

Were you injured in a San Antonio distracted driving accident? According to United Services Automobile Association (USAA) data, Texas is among the most distracted when driving, at number nine in the nation. So, if a distracted driver injured you, you are not alone, sadly. However, many legal options may be available under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

What Is Distracted Driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving.” Empirical evidence and common sense tell us that operating a motor vehicle safely is impossible unless you give the task your full attention.

Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting or talking on a phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Turning around to look at the rear-seat passengers
  • Looking at wildlife off to the side of the road
  • Rubbernecking at accidents
  • Changing or tuning the radio
  • Or anything that distracts you from driving

Your Options After a San Antonio Distracted Driving Accident

The aftermath of a distracted driving accident is overwhelming, forcing the injured parties to delve into a legal world they only knew existed. Civil law is as complicated as its reputation, which is why many accident injury victims turn to an attorney to learn about their legal rights, options, and obligations. A single innocuous error could cost you your entire settlement award since Texas assigns proportionate responsibility to parties according to their degree of fault under Section 33.001.

After a review of the facts, you may discover that your three options after a distracted driving accident in San Antonio include:

  • Option 1: Do nothing: We do not recommend this option in most cases since our legal team focuses on obtaining client settlements. Why would anyone assume financial responsibility for injuries they did not cause? However, we must disclose this option because it is your right to take no action.
  • Option 2: Take the first settlement offer: We do not recommend this option in most cases since the first offer does not always account for the full scope and depth of the case. If you worry about getting a fair, reasonable settlement, run the first offer by a San Antonio car accident law firm, like The Aguirre Law Firm, to determine if you should demand more money.
  • Option 3: Negotiate a settlement: We recommend this option for most cases since it often makes legal sense for many clients. During this process, your San Antonio car accident attorney will investigate the accident, preserve evidence, and manage your case while you focus on your recovery. We will use this information to help us pursue your legal objectives.

Sometimes, insurers refuse to pay a fair sum, even when looking at a bonafide claim and insurmountable evidence. In that case, we might recommend that you file a civil court lawsuit. A lawsuit is a last resort option as a continuation of option ‘3,’ as shown above since courts require you to negotiate a settlement in good faith first. As such, if it reaches the point where you might need to file a civil suit, our legal team will also demand damages for the insurance companies’ bad faith actions.

Speak with a San Antonio Accident Lawyer

Do you have questions about distracted driving accidents in San Antonio? If so, our San Antonio personal injury attorneys are ready to answer them at no cost or obligation to you. Schedule your free consultation by calling (210) 934-4756 or messaging us online.

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