Consequences of Distracted Driving

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Corpus Christi is amplifying the consequences of distracted driving to help save lives. After a serious car accident, an attorney can investigate to determine if distracted driving played a role in the crash. Gregory Herrman is a personal injury attorney with the law firm Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., which has offices in Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Brownsville. They have resolved over 20,000 cases for their clients. Contact Gregory Herrman today by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free, and you owe no attorney fees unless the case ends in your favor.

How bad is distracted driving?

Distracted driving remains a leading cause of deaths and injuries on the road. The following statistics from the CDC show the dangers of the practice:

  • Every day in the US, distracted driving kills 9 people and injures more than 1,000 people
  • When sending or reading a text message, you are taking your eyes off the road for several seconds. This is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed
  • Between 2010 and 2015, an average of 3,260 people died each year in distracted driving accidents
  • Between 2010 and 2015, an average of 411,000 people were injured each year in distracted driving accidents

What types of distracted driving are the most prevalent?

A 2019 survey from The Zebra asked iPhone and Android users about which types of distracted driving they participated in the most. Here are the results:

  • Texting (51% of iPhone users, 35% of Android users)
  • Taking photos (33% iPhone, 23% Android)
  • Browsing social media (27% iPhone, 13% Android)
  • Watching videos (10% iPhone, 6% Android)
  • Streaming shows (8% iPhone, 4% Android)

How do I know if I was hit by a distracted driver?

The best way to find out is to contact an experienced car accident attorney. They can launch an investigation, which means obtaining the phone records of the person who hit you. If they discover that this person was driving distracted, that could result in a favorable result for you. When we take our cars out on the road, we have a responsibility to make safe decisions. Looking at our phones while driving violates this responsibility. If you’re hurt due to the negligence of another driver, you can hold them responsible for your injuries, costs, expenses, and other forms of damage. To learn more, contact Gregory Herrman by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free, and you owe no attorney fees unless the case ends in your favor.

Video Transcript:

I'm Leslie Rhode and this is an Legal Brief. The Corpus Christi Police Department is cracking down on drivers engaging in texting while driving. And it's not just texting, as police officers, attorneys and judges are seeing more car accidents involving all types of smartphone distractions, using the G.P.S. to navigate, watching videos online and social media use. Right now, the fines for using a cell phone while driving is a fine up to $500 plus court costs. And that's just if you get pulled over without even causing an accident. Corpus Christi car accident lawyer Greg Herrman agrees the public needs to understand just how dangerous texting while driving really is. He says: "My law office gets calls every day from people seriously injured by distracted drivers on their phones. Everyone thinks a wreck will never happen to them and that this text will only take a split second. But then, it's too late. In an instant, a driver who is texting can ruin their own lives and other innocent people on the road. Believe me, the texts can wait," he says. If you were hit by a car in the Corpus Christi, McAllen or San Antonio area, contact attorney Greg Herrman to investigate Fault in the wreck. A lawyer can prove the driver who hit you was on his or her phone at the time of the accident. But those records can disappear if you don't act quickly. For the best information about car accidents or to choose a lawyer that lawyers choose, visit This has been an Legal brief. I'm Leslie Rhode.

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