Texas Teen Dies In Texting Related Car Accident

San Antonio Car Accident Attorney Stacey M. Barrus Discusses Dangers of Texing and DrivingAs a Auto Accident Attorney in San Antonio, I’m continually perplexed by the growing number of text messaging-related automobile accidents that occur on our Texas roadways, especially given the national attention, legislation, and campaigns to bring awareness to the dangers of texting while driving.

Recently, the dangers of text messaging while driving hit very close to home for many residents of Allen Texas.  Recently, a 17 year-old Allen High School senior died in an automobile accident while texting and driving.  It was reported that the teen was texting when her car veered off of the road and slammed into a wall.

Many people are perplexed that texting and driving still occurs with such frequency, especially given the widespread attention and awareness that national figures, like Oprah Winfrey, have tried to bring to the issue.  However, as a San Antonio car accident lawyer, I see the dangers of texting and driving first hand in the many car accident victims that the Barrus Law Group and other San Antonio injury lawyers represent.

The Statistics Are Alarming

Did you know that texting while driving is now the number one cause of death for teen drivers.  It’s surprising that despite the well-known dangers, most teens openly admit to sending and reading text messages while driving. In many cases, texting while driving has become a greater threat to the public safety of teen drivers than driving while intoxicated.

As the availability and popularity of mobile devices increases, so does the number of teens that are killed or injured as a result of texting-related automobile accidents.  In fact, it’s been estimated that more than 3,500 teen deaths, and 350,000 injuries occur each year as a result of texting and driving.

Protecting Your Rights

If you have been injured in an auto accident, chances are you have important questions that you need answered.  Questions like:  “who will pay my medical bills,” and “can I be compensated for all of the time I missed from work.”  In today’s economy, even a minor automobile crash can have devastating consequences for most people, especially given the high cost of medical treatment, and the loss of income accompanying such an accident.

This is why our firm has a Medical Treatment Program to assist uninsured persons who have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident.  We can help such persons get the treatment they need, even without medical insurance.

For a free consultation with an experienced San Antonio car accident attorney, call us at (210) 593-8709, or visit their website at: http://www.thesanantoniopersonalinjurylawyers.com/auto-accident-attorneys-san-antonio.html.  Their lawyers are there to answer your questions, and assist you in getting the help you need to recover from your accident.

Our firm also offers a “NO FEE GUARANTEE,” that is, you pay no fees upfront, and there is never a fee unless we win your case!

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