Archive for December, 2011

NTSB supports cell phone ban on drivers. Texas next?

Many states have taken a tough stand against cell phone use while driving. Nationwide, 35 states ban texting while driving. In addition, nine states prohibit the use of hand-held phones. In Texas, school bus drivers cannot text or use a cell phone while driving under state law. Individual cities like El Paso also have laws restricting the use of cell phones while driving.

But that’s not enough, according to a federal agency responsible for investigating auto accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended banning the use of cell phones while driving, including hands-free cell phone devices. The NTSB’s radical recommendation published on the front page of the New York Times and in many other newspapers was based on safety concerns. “It’s about not being engaged at the task at hand,” NTSB chairman Deborah Herman said. “Lives are being lost in the blink of an eye.”

What would you do if a you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver in Texas? How would you pay your bills? What if your insurance company refused to cooperate? What if the other driver fled the scene of the accident? Auto accidents can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. Put your trust in a Texas texting auto accident attorney driven to succeed. Turn to The Herrera Law Firm. Serving clients throughout Texas, the hard-working San Antonio, Texas distracted driving attorneys at our firm have dedicated their careers to fighting for justice.

We understand how devastating an auto accident can be on a family. In an instant, you might sustain a serious, life-altering injury. You might not be able to work for weeks or months or ever longer. Worst of all, you may even lose a loved one forever. “You can’t take it back, you can’t have a do over, and you can’t rewind,” Herman said in defense of the NTSB’s support for a total cell phone ban while driving.

Put your trust in a Texas texting auto accident lawyer who puts people first. Contact The Herrera Law Firm. We’re on your side.