Milwaukee Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer
Let Dunk Law Firm, PLLC Manage Your Claim
Distracted driving car accidents are a persistent problem across the United States, including right here in Milwaukee. By some estimations from groups like the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), upwards of 40% of all car accidents involve a distracted driver, usually one who is texting behind the wheel.
With distracted driving being such a serious issue, you need serious representation if you get hit by a distracted driver. Dunk Law Firm, PLLC in Milwaukee is here to help you handle every aspect of your claim. We can investigate your crash, determine liability by inspecting evidence, calculate your damages, file your claim, negotiate for a settlement, prepare for litigation, and much, much more. To get ahold of our attorneys, please call (414) 206-1295 or use an online contact form now.
Distracting Behaviors Behind the Wheel
There are many ways that negligent drivers can distract themselves. None of the behaviors are safe, and all should be mindfully avoided whenever driving.
Were you hit by a driver who was engaging in any of these behaviors?
- Texting with or otherwise holding their cellphone
- Eating food or drinking a beverage
- Talking with passengers in the vehicle
- Looking at a billboard or other roadside distraction
- Applying makeup
- Putting on different articles of clothing
Proving Driver Distraction Through Careful Review
When a driver admits to being distracted at the time of their car accident, it is a reliable way to increase their liability and lower your own. The objective of any car accident claim is to reduce your liability as much as possible, which will affect how much compensation you can collect through a successful claim. To this end, we will want to do all we can to either convince the liable driver to admit to distracted driving or find and use evidence to prove their distraction.
Different pieces of evidence we can consider could include:
- Cellphone call or data records showing the phone was in use when the crash occurred.
- Testimonials from other motorists or passengers who saw the crash.
- Police reports that indicate the other driver was distracted.
- Driving records with prior citations for texting-and-driving.
It might even be possible to subpoena audio recordings between the liable driver and their insurance company. In some cases, a driver will be compelled to be entirely honest with their own insurance company soon after a distracted driving car accident. The recording could include them admitting to being on their smartphone when they hit you.
Every Penny Counts – We’ll Fight for Them All
After a distracted driver seriously injures you, whether they were texting, eating, or talking, you will need as much compensation as you can to get your life back on track. Otherwise, the full weight of your medical bills could rest on your shoulders, which will be especially problematic if you are missing work and wages due to your injuries.
It is time to get Dunk Law Firm and our Milwaukee distracted driving car accident lawyers in your corner. Our contingency fee agreements let you access the services of a reputable personal injury law firm without reaching for your pocketbook first. We only get paid if we end your case with a settlement or verdict amount awarded to you!
Please call us at (414) 206-1295 soon after your distracted driving accident to get your case moving.
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