The fight against distracted driving has picked up quite a bit of steam in recent years, in Texas and throughout the country. There is no doubting the danger presented by distracted drivers on our nation’s roadways, particularly those who are distracted by the ever-present smartphone. Most states have enacted at least some forms of restrictions against the use of phones and other electronic devices behind the wheel – but that might not be enough.
According to a recent report, a coalition of safety organizations wants to take their fight against distracted driving nationwide. In a recent announcement, the National Distracted Driving Coalition and its hundreds of members wants to help coordinate state and local responses to distracted driving, as well as to help pursue legislative acts that may be helpful to combat this continual problem on our roads.
Noting the sheer number of motor vehicle accidents that occur due to distracted driving – and which leave hundreds if not thousands of people dead or injured – the group wants to help focus on data and education, among other areas, that may help curb distracted driving in America.
Legal options after a crash
If you have been injured in a crash that was caused by a distracted driver, you may have legal options to consider. A personal injury lawsuit may result in an award of financial compensation, which could be used to cover your medical expenses, among other costs. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help Texas residents who face these difficult circumstances, please visit the car accident overview section of our website.