We are experienced texting while driving accident injury lawyers. For years, the main culprit of car accidents was believed to be drinking and driving. While drunk driving accidents are still a serious problem that result in innocent people throughout the nation suffering from serious injuries and wrongful death, it now shares the stage with a similar, detrimental issue: distracted driving. This is what happens when drivers try to do other things at the same time as operating a vehicle, often with terrible results. According to research, it has been found that drivers who are focusing on something else (visually, manually or cognitively) have reaction times that are actually slower than drivers who are impaired by drinking too much. This may seem like an exaggeration, but it is sadly true, and it has become all too common for people to be multitasking while driving and end up in a devastating accident involving injuries and extensive property damage. No matter what other things are going on in a vehicle, a driver's responsibility is first and foremost to pay attention to the road and other drivers around them. View our latest texting while driving video at the bottom of this page.
One of the most common types of car accidents is distracted texting driving. If you have been in an accident, the cause was very likely to be a distracted driver in the other vehicle. Whatever it was that they found to be more important than safe vehicle operation, it has caused you pain, suffering, and possibly even the loss of a loved one. They may have been texting, messing with the radio, trying to eat or simply not paying close attention to the road because they were gazing out the window, but the point is they caused an incident which damaged your property and caused you bodily harm. As your legal representation, we will investigate the accident to discover the cause of the distraction and help you make them responsible for their actions. People shouldn't be doing anything else in their car while driving on the road, because it endangers those in their vehicle and around them in other cars.
Of all causes of distracted driving, one of the main reasons behind distracted driving is in the use of hand-held devices. This can include:
Anything within that hand-held category requires a user to not only manipulate it with his or her hands, but to also look at the device and think about what they are doing while using it; this is a huge driving hazard. According to the NHTSA, the number one source of driver inattention is a wireless device—beyond that, they discovered that someone who used a cell phone while driving was four times as likely to get into an automobile accident when compared to a driver who was focusing solely on driving. This explains why 25% of crashes that are reported by law enforcement involve distracted driving. And this also explains many other crashes that may not have been determined right away as a distracted driving case, but very likely will come to that conclusion. Don't let an irresponsible, distracted driver avoid the responsibility of the painful injuries and suffering that they have caused you and your loved ones.
One specific area that has been known to cause more and more accidents today in regard to mobile devices is texting and driving. It is done by people of all ages, though more often you hear warning about young drivers reading and sending text messages while behind the wheel. If someone was texting and driving and caused an accident in which you were involved, and even injured, then you deserve compensation. These drivers know better than to be doing something as dangerous as texting and driving, especially since it has become such a common cause of accidents. You deserve help with this difficult situation, and we are ready to assist you.
If you have been victimized in a car accident that involved a distracted driver, you likely have grounds to file a claim. This accident wasn't your fault, but you may still be suffering from the after effects, which are often difficult to bear and long-lasting. In cases such as this, it can be difficult to put your life back on track; however, this is only more difficult without the assistance of financial compensation. You may need help seeking justice and getting the financial support you deserve. At Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn, we recognize the importance of fighting for just compensation. When you choose to work with a Denver personal injury lawyer from our law firm, you can trust that we will be by your side every step of the way. Have you been injured in an auto accident caused by a driver who was texting? Contact a Denver car accident attorney from our legal team to schedule your initial case review.
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Typically, a personal injury accident case will go to trial when a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside of courts. If the defendant in the personal injury case is refusing to offer a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of damages, then a trial might be the only option to secure maximum financial compensation.
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While it is not mandatory that you have legal representation for a personal injury case, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are cut short of the financial compensation because they were not aware of how much they actually deserved for their extensive accident.
Many people do not go to the hospital after car accidents either because they think they are not injured or they fear they will have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Truthfully, many car accident injuries can go undetected and may not begin to bother the victim until days or even weeks after the accident. As a precaution, anyone involved in a moderate to serious car accident should go to the hospital for a physical evaluation. Most likely, this visit will be covered by insurance. Just be sure to keep record of the visit and the payment for the visit.
It can be difficult for a driver to know how much they're entitled to after a car accident. Many drivers accept the insurance company's first settlement offer because they trust that it's fair and will be enough to cover all accident-related expenses. This is not always the case. We encourage drivers to consult with a car accident attorney after a collision for a second opinion on how much your claim is worth. More often than not, insurance companies offer claimants far less than they actually deserve.
Colorado has comparative/contributory negligence laws. This means that even drivers who are partially at fault for accidents can recover compensation from insurance. However, this does not apply to drivers who are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. For example, if the insurance adjusters decided that you were 20 percent at-fault and the other driver was 80 percent at-fault, then you could collect up to 80 percent from the other driver's insurance.
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