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Truck Driving Cell Phone Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in trucking accidents including truck driver cell phone accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a truck driver cell phone accident we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Wrongful injury or loss of a loved one is devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Truck Drivers and Cell Phone Distraction

As of 2012, it is illegal for interstate truck drivers to use a cell phone for texting or talking. Any form of cell phone use behind the wheel of a semi truck is considered distracted driving and increases the risk of an accident. The US Transportation Secretary has stated that even reaching for a cell phone makes a truck driver up to three times more likely to swerve, crash into another vehicle, or miss a traffic signal.

All drivers are put at risk when a truck driver picks up a cell phone. An eighteen-wheeler can cause catastrophic personal injury and property damage. Truck drivers already have significant blind spots and difficulty braking quickly. In five seconds, a truck driver can miss a changing traffic light, rear-end or side swipe a car, or strike a vehicle or pedestrian in an intersection. One mishap due to driver distraction can lead to the lifelong personal injury and financial hardship of others. Commercial truck drivers have no excuse for using a cell phone while driving.

Laws Against Truck Driver Cell Phone Use

In recent years, a number of laws have been enacted that prohibit truck drivers from using a cell phone or other handheld electronic device on the road.

  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bans interstate truck drivers from texting or talking on a cell phone while driving.
  • Texas State Law makes it illegal for school bus drivers, minors, and those driving in a school zone to text. Legislators are pushing to make talking on a cell phone illegal as well.
  • San Antonio Law bans all drivers from texting while driving.

Proving Truck Driver Distraction

Using a cell phone while driving a semi truck is classified as distracted and negligent driving under the law. Truck driver inattention can be more difficult to prove than other causes of accidents, and requires a thorough investigation. Phone records, police reports, and eye witness account are all crucial pieces of evidence that can lead to a successful claim.

Truck driver negligence should not be tolerated. An experienced legal team can gather the necessary evidence to show a phone was being used at the time of collision, proving driver negligence. Contact Trevino Injury Law to pursue damages for medical bills, loss of wages, and personal injury and distress.

Start Your Claim Today!

Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including truck driver cell phone accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

 

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