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Driver Inattention Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in auto accidents including driver inattention 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 driver inattention 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

What is Inattentive Driving?

When people get too comfortable behind the wheel, they may choose to eat, drink coffee, apply make-up, text, or perform any number of activities that take their attention off the road. These activities seem innocent, but they can quadruple the driver’s risk of crashing. Reaching for an object on the floor of the car can increase the potential for collision by up to nine times. Glancing away from the road ahead, even for a second, can cause a driver to lose valuable response time, especially in adverse road conditions. Some activities constitute inattentive driving even if the driver’s eyes never leave the forward roadway. Any form multi-tasking compromises driver alertness. Talking on a hands-free cell phone, for example, has been found to increase the risk of an accident as much as using a handheld device.

At least 5,000 people are killed in driver distraction related crashes each year, and another 500,000 are injured. And those are only the crashes reported to police; the actual problem is even larger. Driver inattention can result in a fender bender at best, and severe injuries or fatalities at worst. Common injuries include damage to soft tissue, the neck and back, joints and ligaments, and the brain.

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

(210) 255-3088



Most Common Driver Distractions:

  • Talking on a cell phone, including hands-free
  • Text messaging while driving
  • Using a handheld device for music, scheduling, or other tasks
  • Internet browsing while driving
  • Changing cassettes, CDs, or radio stations
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Eating while driving
  • Personal grooming in rear-view or overhead mirror
  • Glancing at scenery or traffic incidents off the roadway
  • Reaching for a moving object, such as a water bottle
  • Attending to children
  • Smoking

Driver Distraction and Inattention Laws

 The Texas Department of Transportation defines inattentive driving as “any non-driving activity a person engages in while operating a motor vehicle.” San Antonio is among a number of cities that have enacted distracted driving laws. One in four crashes in Texas involve driver inattention, making it a top priority for officers and legislators. Inattentive drivers can be penalized with a fine if caught by police. If their actions result in a crash, they could face charges of reckless driving as well, which typically carry heavier penalties than distracted driving.

To bring a claim against an inattentive driver, you must prove they were engaging in negligent behavior. Many factors, such as the specific circumstances of the collision, driver intoxication, and resulting injuries and damages can affect the outcome of a claim. Contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to receive your just compensation.

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 driver inattention 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.

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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