Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyers
Helping You Seek Fair Financial Recovery
Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous—and incredibly common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1,000 motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers are reported in the United States every day, leading to approximately 9 fatalities caused by distracted driving every single day.
Because distracted driving is so prevalent, your chances of being involved in an accident with an inattentive driver are frighteningly high. If you or someone you love was injured by someone who was texting while driving, eating behind the wheel, or simply not paying attention to their surroundings, we can help. At Dunk Law Firm, our distracted driving car accident lawyers understand the unique challenges presented by these types of cases. We know that proving the other driver was distracted and that this is what led to the crash can be difficult—but we also have the resources to exhaustively investigate your claim and gather evidence to prove just that. We are ready to fight for you and the fair recovery you deserve.
Common Driver Distractions
In the most basic of terms, there are three different types of driver distractions:
- Visual distractions
- Manual distractions
- Cognitive distractions
Visual distractions cause drivers to take their eyes off the road, whereas manual distractions cause them to remove one or both hands from the steering wheel. Cognitive distractions are anything that distract the driver from focusing on the task of driving. Most driver distractions involve multiple different types of distractions.
Some of the most common distracting behaviors for drivers include:
- Texting or using a cell phone
- Eating or drinking
- Using a GPS device or map app on a cell phone
- Talking with a passenger
- Reaching for an item that has fallen
- Taking pictures or filming on a cell phone
- Looking at social media
- Dealing with children in the backseat
- Looking at accidents, billboards, and other roadside distractions
These are just some examples of the many ways in which a driver can be distracted while operating a motor vehicle. Often, these and other distracting activities cause the driver to take his or her eyes off the road and his or her hands off the wheel, all while redirecting their mental attention to something other than driving. This is incredibly dangerous and frequently leads to devastating collisions.
How We Can Prove Your Distracted Driving Case
As in any other type of car accident case, you must prove liability in order to successfully bring a distracted driving accident claim. However, this can be very difficult to do in cases involving distracted drivers. Even when a driver admits to being distracted at the time of the accident, they may later recount this statement and attempt to argue that you were the one who caused the crash. Without concrete evidence of the other driver’s behavior, proving that they were distracted can be complicated.
At Dunk Law Firm, our distracted driving accident lawyers analyze all available evidence in order to bolster your claim, including but not limited to:
- Cell phone records indicating when the phone was in use/when texts were sent
- Crash reports and other official police documents detailing what happened
- Witness statements, including statements from others involved in the crash
- Previous traffic citations, particularly past citations for cell phone use while driving
- Accident reconstruction reports, which may indicate the speed at which the crash occurred, whether the brakes were applied, and other pertinent details
- Statements made by the other driver to their auto insurance provider regarding the crash
We work hard to utilize all available evidence to prove that you were not at fault for the accident but, rather, that you were a victim of someone else’s negligence. This allows us to then seek a just settlement from the liable party’s insurance company. If necessary, we are ready to take your case to court in order to fight for the justice you deserve.
Fighting to Maximize Your Recovery
After you have been seriously injured in a crash with a distracted driver, you are likely to face expensive, time-consuming, and long-lasting medical treatment, as well as lost income as you take time off work to heal. Whether the other driver was texting, talking, or eating, our team can help you work to hold them accountable.
Put Dunk Law Firm in your corner. We are ready to fight for you. There are no fees unless/until we recover compensation in your case, and your initial consultation is completely free.
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