Collisions caused by distracted drivers often result in catastrophic injuries. If you experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), paralysis, or other severe injuries, the road to recovery may be long and costly. You deserve an advocate who will fight to recover these costs and mitigate your suffering.
A Texas distracted driving accident attorney from Domingo Garcia can help you navigate the legal process. Our attorneys will take the necessary steps to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. You want a trusted legal advocate to fight for you after a traumatic event, and we can be that for you.
Types of Damages You Could Recover after a Texas Distracted Driving Accident
Even seemingly minor distractions can cause serious accidents and significant losses. Car accidents often result in debilitating injuries that impact you financially, physically, and emotionally.
Texas distracted driving accident attorneys from Domingo Garcia can create a comprehensive list of the damages you suffered and estimate their value. We can then fight to recover compensation for those damages.
Medical expenses add up after sustaining a serious injury. You could be facing a lengthy hospitalization or multiple surgeries. Other medical costs injury victims accrue include:
- Emergency room fees
- Diagnostic testing
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter medications
Depending on the severity of your injury, you could need medical treatments in the future. Our legal team can ensure we include the costs of future medical care in the compensation we pursue.
If you’re severely injured, you may be unable to work. Regardless of the type of income you earn, we can fight to recover these lost wages. With accidents of this severity, you may be unable to return to the same career, or you may have to retire. We can also include your lost earning capacity in our demands.
Other work-related losses include:
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Vacation time
- Retirement benefits
- Healthcare benefits
Seeking compensation for future lost income, lost retirement benefits, and lost healthcare benefits can ensure you don’t suffer from losses far into the future because of your injuries. You deserve compensation for every loss you endure, even if the loss is yet to occur.
Pain and Suffering
Our Texas distracted driving accident lawyers can help you seek compensation for your physical pain and the inconveniences it causes. If you suffer from a loss of mobility, independence, or quality of life, we want to fight for compensation to help mitigate these losses.
We will gather evidence to support the value of these losses, including a statement from your doctor, your medical history, and your personal testimony.
The trauma from the accident itself or from sustaining injuries could leave you with mental and emotional anguish. Examples include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sleep issues
These psychological issues could have a substantial impact on your personal life. They may prevent you from working or living a fulfilled and joyful life. If you have dealt with these issues because of the accident, you deserve compensation.
Our legal team can gather documentation from mental health professionals and other experts to prove you endured emotional distress as a result of the accident.
The Benefits of Working With Domingo Garcia on Your Distracted Driving Case
Our lead attorney and founder Domingo Garcia has 35 years of experience fighting for injured victims of negligence-based accidents. His expertise combined with the passion and knowledge of our firm’s other attorneys may benefit your case and your pursuit for justice.
Using our resources and experience with our accident cases, we will fight for a positive outcome for you, too. Here are just a few examples of successful case outcomes we’ve secured for previous injury clients:
- $2.75 million for a fatally injured roadside worker struck by a commercial vehicle
- $1,000,000 for an injured roadside worker injured in a truck accident
- $1,000,000 for a truck accident that resulted in a wrongful death
Common Types of Distracted Driving
The Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) defines distracted driving as any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies the types of distraction into three main categories:
- Visual: A distraction that could take the driver’s eyes off the road
- Manual: A distraction that could cause the driver to take one or both hands off the wheel
- Cognitive: A distraction that could take the driver’s mind off driving
Any of these distractions could cause an accident; however, there are a few common examples of these distractions that often result in injury crashes.
Texting While Driving
Sending or reading one text can take your eyes off the road long enough to drive the length of a football field, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If a road hazard suddenly appears during that time frame, the distracted driver could lose control of the vehicle, causing an accident.
Eating While Driving
When a driver reaches for their food or drink or looks at it before taking a bite, it can cause a manual and visual distraction. This may keep the driver’s hands busy for several minutes and make it more difficult to avoid an accident.
Many drivers engage in grooming activities, such as putting on makeup or brushing their hair. This activity can cause them to take one or both hands off the wheel and their eyes off the road. Distracted drivers can easily lose control of their vehicle if they engage in grooming activities while driving.
You Have Two Years to File a Lawsuit Against the Distracted Driver in Texas
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 states you have two years to file a lawsuit against the distracted driver. Because of this deadline, it could help your case to speak to our legal team soon after the accident. Giving us time to build a strong case against the liable party can protect your case from the consequences of a missed deadline.
Contact Our Texas Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Today
If you have devastating injuries after an accident caused by a distracted driver, you could seek compensation from the person who caused your accident. The attorneys at Domingo Garcia can help you seek that compensation.
Contact us today for a free consultation. A distracted driving attorney from our legal team can review your case at no cost and keep you informed of your legal options. Get the legal representation you deserve by calling on our firm to help you.