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According to a recent study, distracted drivers cause about 16 percent of highway deaths—to say nothing of catastrophic injuries, which can leave victims paralyzed or fighting for their lives. If you like to ride a motorcycle, then you are particularly vulnerable to injuries from a distracted driver, so always practice smart defensive driving.
Your answer: It depends on the phone. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation cracked down on truckers using cell phones and prohibited the use of hand-held devices. However, truckers can still use hands-free cell phones while driving, and they can also use hand-held devices if they pull over to the side of the road before beginning a conversation.
When a car accident injures you, you may receive compensation for some of your injuries. This compensation is called damages, and you can receive damages for both economic and non-economic injuries. Texas law allows you to receive several kinds of non-economic damages, but every situation is different.