Our Austin auto accident lawyer represents people injured by distracted drivers on Texas roads. Based in Austin, our firm understands the city’s law on the issue as well as Texas’s state laws on the subject. Despite these laws, distracted drivers continue to cause too many car accidents on our roads each year.
To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced Austin car accident lawyer, call (512) 474-8346 or contact our law firm online. During your consultation, we will let you know if your case has a chance of recovering compensation through a verdict or settlement. Our law firm only accepts legitimate cases likely to result in a favorable outcome for our clients.
Understanding Texas Texting Laws
In 2009, the city of Austin passed an ordinance that prohibited texting and driving. Specifically, the law makes it illegal to view, send or compose a message while driving. It also makes it illegal to use your phone to browse the Internet while driving. In 2015, Austin distracted driving law banned drivers from talking on the phone while driving.
Outside of Austin, the Texas state law governs. For drivers over the age of 18, the state texting law only bans talking and texting while in school zones. Drivers younger than 18 are completely banned from texting and talking on cell phones while driving. There are some special provisions that apply to bus drivers as well.
If the driver who hit you was texting or talking on the phone, then that gives us an advantage when negotiating with the insurance company, which may lead to a favorable settlement. If, however, the insurer refuses to treat you fairly, you can trust in our ability to present your case in court.
Contact Our Austin Automobile Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation
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Aaron Allison has lived in Austin his entire life. He understands how the legal system works here. Instead of trying to navigate it yourself, trust a personal injury lawyer with decades of experience handling cases like yours. We hold negligent individuals, companies and employers accountable when they cause serious injuries or fatal accidents, and we do everything we can for you and your family. Schedule a free consultation with us.