Drivers distracted by cell phones, passengers, or non-driving activities can cause horrible accidents resulting in serious injuries or death.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, you can call a distracted driving lawyer from GED Lawyers for help taking legal action. Our personal injury attorneys can build a strong case on your behalf and seek compensation for your vehicle damage, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, and other damages.
Our Distracted Driving Lawyer Can Help You Seek Monetary Compensation
When drivers are distracted, they are not paying attention to the road and traffic conditions. In a split second, a distracted driver may rear-end another vehicle, veer into oncoming traffic, or make other dangerous mistakes behind the wheel. These mistakes endanger the lives of other motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Victims of distracted driving accidents may be able to recover monetary damages for their injuries and the losses they incurred because of the accident.
Vehicle Damage and Other Property Damage
Distracted drivers can cause significant damage to other vehicles in a crash. You may be compensated for this financial loss if your vehicle needed to be repaired after the crash or was completely totaled. You may also receive compensation if the crash damaged other property, such as a bicycle, smartphone, computer, or other personal property.
Medical Expenses from Emergency Care and Ongoing Care
Distracted driving accidents may lead to significant injuries, including:
- Brain and spine injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Leg and foot injuries
- Arm and hand injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
These injuries may require emergency medical treatment, x-rays, MRIs, surgery, hospitalization, and ongoing medical treatment. Many distracted driving accident victims need rehabilitative care in the form of physical therapy or occupational therapy. The costs resulting from these medical treatments can be enormous. A personal injury claim may allow a distracted driving victim to receive compensation for past medical care and ongoing medical needs necessitated by the accident.
Income You Missed Because of the Crash
You may have needed to miss days, weeks, or months of work because of your distracted driving accident injuries. Even if you used paid time off at your job, you may still be entitled to reimbursement for your time off work.
If your injuries caused a loss of functioning that impairs your ability to do your job, you might be able to recover reimbursement for reduced earning capacity.
The consequences of an auto accident caused by a distracted driver are not only financial. You may have suffered extreme discomfort and pain because of your injuries. The trauma of the event likely had an impact on you as well. You may be entitled to damages for the pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish you suffered because of the crash.
Wrongful Death Damages
Distracted driving can be deadly. If your loved one passed away because of injuries sustained in a crash that a distracted driver caused, you can take legal action through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death action can help you hold the distracted driver accountable for this senseless tragedy. You may also be able to recover monetary damages for:
- Lost financial support
- Lost services
- Mental suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
How a Distracted Driving Lawyer From GED Lawyers Can Help
The dangers of distracted driving are well-established. The National Safety Council (NSC) explains that “multitasking is a myth” and that it is impossible to use a cell phone and drive safely at the same time. One study cited by the NSC found that drivers using a cell phone while driving had a slower reaction time than drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, the legal limit.
Although the dangers of distracted driving are well known, proving that a driver was distracted and legally culpable for a crash is not easy. At-fault drivers and their insurance companies will try to evade responsibility for the crash or even blame the victim. Our distracted driving lawyers will stand up for you and advocate on your behalf. We will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
We Will Gather Evidence and Develop a Persuasive Claim
To win your case and recover compensation, we must prove the distracted driver was at fault for the crash. This may involve:
- Filing a subpoena to get the driver’s cell phone records
- Acquiring dash camera footage
- Analyzing photographs of the accident scene and vehicle damage
- Obtaining statements from eyewitnesses to the crash
- Collaborating with other professionals, such as accident reconstruction experts or medical professionals
We Will Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Most car accident injury claims end in a settlement. At GED Lawyers, we understand how to use negotiation techniques to pursue the maximum compensation in your case. We will not let you settle for less than you can recover.
We Will Represent You Determinedly
When you work with a distracted driving lawyer from GED Lawyers, you know someone has your back and will work unwaveringly on your behalf. We will represent you during settlement negotiations, court proceedings, and, if needed, at trial.
We Will Meet Crucial Deadlines
A car accident injury claim can be complex, sometimes taking several years to resolve. Florida has a two-year statute of limitations filing deadline for personal injury and wrongful death cases. We will file your case by the applicable deadline.
Call Our Distracted Driving Lawyer for Help Today – The Consultation Is Free
Being involved in a crash caused by a distracted driver can lead to painful injuries, financial loss, and ongoing medical concerns. At GED Lawyers, our distracted driving lawyers help victims pursue compensation for these losses. We can investigate your case, obtain evidence, represent your best interests during settlement negotiations, and fight on your behalf.
Let us handle your distracted driving accident injury case so you can focus on healing. Call us for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.