School Zone Collisions
Car Accident in a School Zone
Increased attention has been devoted to Texas school zones in recent years. With that attention have come special laws.
Fines are increased for speeding, sometimes as much as three times, in school zones. Likewise, it is illegal to drive in a school zone while using a handset cell phone. When children are injured in collisions in school zones, injuries can be devastating.
At Kerry H. Collins, P.C., I seek damages for students injured in collisions with vehicles in school zones. For a free consultation with a lawyer, contact us online. I have offices in Forth Worth and San Antonio (by appointment only), which may be reached at 817-335-9700 and 210-841-5724, respectively.
Causes of School Zone Collisions
School zone collisions are usually caused by driver negligence. When there is a pedestrian injury, the driver’s excuse is often “I didn’t see anyone,” but school zone postings exist to warn motorists that they aren’t on the open road. Preventable distraction and willful disregard of traffic laws often are at the root of school zone collision injuries.
Our lawyer has years of experience in pursuing judgments against careless, reckless and even malicious drivers who have injured people in school zones while:
- Driving aggressively
- Using a cell phone
- Using a radio
- Operating a laptop
- Applying make-up
- Passing school buses
- Disregarding crossing guards
While it is illegal to drive in school zone with a hands-on cell phone, it remains legal to use a hands-free set. It is illegal for anyone under 18 to drive while using a cell phone.
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Fort Worth School Zone Accident Attorney
Texas laws regarding distracted driving in school zones are constantly evolving. To learn the latest information about Texas school zone driving laws and whether they apply to your personal injury situation, contact Kerry H. Collins, P.C., today.
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