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Texting and Driving: A Deadly Combination

Oct 4, 2017 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Technology surrounds us wherever we go. Smartphones seem to dominate our attention all the time, including when we sit behind the wheel of our car.  In the U.S., this is so much more apparent than in other countries. People use their phones all the time, and roughly half a million people are texting and driving everyday.

People are now so accustomed to smart phones that they think that they can drive while using them, regardless of the hazard to themselves, the occupants of their car and other motorists on the highway.  Did you know that the chances of an automobile accident are increased by 23 times whenever you are texting and driving. Even if another driver may be at fault, you will may have been able to avoid it them if hadn’t been looking at your smartphone instead of being fully focused on the task at hand, i.e., driving.

For teenagers, the chances of being involved in a car accident are already automatically increased. Add texting and driving to the equation and you have an almost lethal combination. Fact: Teen drivers have a 400% higher chance of being in a car crash than adults when texting and driving.  And 48% of kids in their younger teenage years have been in a car while the driver was texting. Over 1600 children in the same age group are killed each year because of crashes involving texters.

If you were involved in an accident, then you need the Houston Car Accident Lawyer.  Walker Texas Lawyer is a personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas.  He specializes in 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, car accidents and more.  He has over 35 years of experience.  He can help you get the justice you deserve.


For more information, contact Houston’s accident law firm of Walker Texas Lawyer by calling (713) 552-1117.

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Walker Texas Lawyer is located in Houston, just off the southwest freeway near the corner of Edloe St and West Alabama St. We serve clients throughout Texas. Injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, offshore accident, or industrial accident? We can help you get the compensation you deserve. The following are some areas we serve:

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About Walker Texas Lawyer

James Walker - Walker Texas Lawyer James Walker is a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, Texas. He has over 40 years of legal experience and has helped over 25,000 clients. This means he has demonstrated his extensive knowledge of legal procedures. He knows how to handle insurance companies. If insurance companies refuse to give you a fair shake, they will take the insurance companies to court. He knows the law inside and out. He knows what he’s doing.

Walker will try to settle your case without going to court. But if that doesn’t work, he is ready and prepared to take your case before a judge. He is Houston’s Personal Injury Lawyer for a reason; he will fight for you, seek the maximum compensation on your behalf, and make sure you get what you deserve after an accident.