The beautiful city of San Antonio has enacted a new law. This is in order to help decrease the number of fatalities based on driver's inattention; however, the phone is not the only culprit. Many drivers on our roads appeared to be in a hurry to get to their destinations. Others, are doing things that they should be doing elsewhere, not behind the wheel of a car, i.e. applying make up, eating, watching TV or even on the phone still. You see them every day driving up and down mayor roads in San Antonio and Bexar County. Because of this, many accidents on our roads could have been avoided. So the question is, how can we protect ourselves from these people? Public awareness is a mayor factor in the battle against driver inattention.
The new law punishes the individuals who are driving and using the phone at the same time, unless the phone can be used via hand free device. The law fines drivers to the tune of $200. This is a GREAT start! However, this law does not cover when an accident is involved. This law is for sure going to save thousands of lives, and we are very grateful. My wife asked me the other day, how is our city going to enforce this new law? Since we are unaware of the answer, our law firm is writing this blog, in order to inform the public. Also, this blog can be used as the steps to be taken if you are ever involved in an auto accident as a result of driver's inattention.
The situation is aggravated when the vehicle involved is a large vehicle, specially drivers who drive for oil companies, which tend to be on the unsafe side. This is because they either have worked too many hours or are in a hurry to get to their next destination. When these company vehicles are involved, the outcome is often tragic. A fatality is the most probable outcome when an 18 wheeler is involved. The good news is that, Federal Law has remedies that allowed people injured as a result of a tanker to get compensated. But, what about the non-company drivers who are not paying attention to the road?
When witnesses can testify that the other driver was not paying attention, the police report needs to represent that. This is a crucial step in order to maximize the potential recovery for the wrong doing against you. The next step would be to get medically treated when indicated. After this, you need to seek competent legal representation to again, maximize your case. This is when we come in. When you have be wronged based on driver's inattention, let us help you get what you deserve. Our PI team is here to give you advise all the way, in order to help you get justice for you or your family. This is specially true when the driver who was not paying attention works for an oil company or the truck is an 18 wheeler.
We would like nothing better than to not have to deal with this situations; however, we understand that accidents will continue to happen in San Antonio. It is our hope that none of them are due to driver's inattention since this can be prevented. This blog is a service to our community and the city of San Antonio drivers who have been injured.