Our Texas team has litigated distracted driving crash cases across the U.S. The corporations and insurance companies at fault know our reputation for getting our clients justice.

ATTORNEYS FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENTS

For more than 30 years, HMG has been helping seriously-injured victims of vehicle accidents obtain justice and compensation. We have negotiated significant settlements and won substantial jury verdicts in numerous cases.

Employees who bring mobile phones and other devices into your vehicles create an unaddressed liability, putting your organization at serious risk financially and legally. Forward-thinking fleets are proactively eliminating this risk, taking steps to ensure drivers aren’t using mobile devices while on the road.  Other activities such as filling out paperwork, working on a laptop, eating, putting on makeup, or conducting communications can also lead to distracted driving.  Companies can be held responsible for the following:

  • Policy Regarding Distracted Driving
  • Enforcement Of These Policies
  • Excess Pressure To Perform
  • Expected Communications While Driving
  • Job Requirements While Driving

WE FIGHT FOR BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

“Today’s verdict I hope sends a message to corporate America that you can’t have employees on a cell phone and endanger the motoring public.” – Bob Hilliard

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Our hard-won settlements and verdicts include:

  • $575 million settlement with General Motors for deaths and injuries caused by defective ignition switches.
  • $21.5 million verdict for an auto accident victim who suffered a back injury (net to client: $1,699,033.30 | expenses: $310,145.13 | attorney fees: $1,360,000.00). This was the largest U.S. verdict awarded in 2012 for a crash victim requiring back surgery – The National Law Journal
  • $14 million verdict, the single largest jury verdict ever obtained against Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, for a sudden acceleration defect.

A FEW SECONDS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Distractions only take a few seconds to cause an accident and change your life. If your accident was caused by a distracted driver, the company must be held responsible for the harm caused. We can help.

TYPES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

  • Visual – looking at something other than the road.
  • Auditory – hearing something not related to driving.
  • Manual – manipulating something other than the steering wheel.
  • Cognitive – thinking about something other than driving.

Distractions are numerous when diving a vehicle.  They include using a cell phone, doing paperwork, having a conversation, putting on makeup, eating, or even turning your head to watch something outside.  Drivers must remain alert and focused on the road at all times.  Remember, you will travel over 50 feet with your eyes closed, just in the time it takes you to sneeze.  Distracted driving claims approximately 3,200 lives per year and injures many more.

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Please call for a free initial consultation. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.

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