Smartphones have steadily become a part of our everyday lives. They provide you with the contact you need with friends and family and become reliable sources of fun when times get a bit boring. Despite their convenience, most people understand there’s a time and a place to use them, and one of them is definitely not while driving.
A phone can keep you from noticing certain factors on the road, such as other cars changing lanes, light changes and oncoming stop signs. Failing to notice these things can lead to some very damaging consequences. Unfortunately, for a group of people in Paris, Texas, the dangers of texting while driving became a harsh reality.
Distraction at the Wheel, Danger on the Road
According to Paris law enforcement, an accident that occurred at 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, May 18th sent six people to the hospital. Police say a 21-year-old woman was texting and driving when she ran a stop sign at the 700 block of SW 3rd Street. A car carrying four people struck the woman’s vehicle, sending it crashing into a home. The woman, who was ejected from the vehicle, was sent to the hospital along with five others.
The injured were treated and released after the accident but the question remains; who will be held responsible for the damages caused by this accident?
Justice is Here
An accident caused by a person’s negligent act of texting and driving can leave you and your family with more than just material damage. Injuries can bring you the stress of not being able to work and having to pay outrageous medical bills. It would be unfair to have to handle these things on your own, but you don’t have to.
With professional legal advice from a law firm dedicated to finding justice for its clients, you can find the compensation you deserve. Our expert personal injury attorney and his team of skilled legal assistants can use their knowledge and years of experience to craft an effective strategy that can prove the other party’s negligence. The fight for justice is just a phone call away.
A Trusted Firm
Don’t let a negligent act bring you unnecessary stress and pain. The McAllen offices of the J. Gonzalez Law Firm have the legal support you need to get the compensation you and your family are entitled to. If you have any questions about our legal services or require more information, don’t hesitate to call us.