This post concludes our series on the handling of Fort Worth area injury cases which involve distracted driving. We decided to address this topic since such accidents are on the rise throughout the United States and there are many issues in such cases which commonly go misunderstood. One point we have stressed throughout our last several posts is that if you find yourself involved in an accident then it is crucial that you contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Subjects which we discussed include:
- Establishing that a defendant was driving while distracted
- How comparative fault applies to distracted driving cases
- How distracted driving impacts trucking accident cases
These are important topics for several reasons. First, for obvious reasons, many defendants will not admit that they were driving while using their cell phone or while otherwise distracted. It is important that you retain counsel who knows how to utilize the discovery process so that you may prove the defendant’s negligence. Second, comparative fault is an important concept in such matters as showing that the other driver was using their phone will likely increase their share of the fault. Finally, distracted driving is an important issue in trucking accident cases as the owner of the commercial vehicle may be liable for failing to properly supervise the driver of the vehicle. Properly addressing such issues can improve your chance at recovery.
A qualified attorney can help you with each of the above mentioned issues. It is important that you pick a firm with substation experience in handling serious injury cases. Your attorney should employ an extensive support staff, an investigator, and primarily handle cases which resulted in catastrophic harm. Counsel should also have the resources necessary to see your case through to completion. This is true regardless of whether you were injured in Texas counties such as Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise or cities such as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, and Dallas.