Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Near Me
We have all looked at the car next to us and seen a driver texting, talking on the phone, talking to passengers, or eating. And while most people do not think twice about it, these are all extremely dangerous behaviors that can lead to a serious collision. If you have been injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver, you need to have a distracted driving accident lawyer in Dublin, OH on your side.
The team at Bressman Law knows how difficult an accident can be, especially when you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. We will meet with you at no charge, evaluate your claim, and let you know your best option to recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 877-538-1116 today for help.
What actions constitute distracted driving?
While most people think of texting when they consider distracted driving behaviors, distracted driving also includes:
- Using a cell phone, including hands-free features
- Texting and driving
- Interacting with passengers
- Reaching for something
- Looking at something inside or outside the vehicle
- Using in-car technology
- Singing or dancing to music
How common is distracted driving?
Distracted driving is a huge problem on our roadways, among all age groups. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that drivers of all ages spend more than half of their time behind the wheel distracted by things other than driving. Distracted driving causes more than 5,000 traffic fatalities and injures thousands more each year.
Fortunately, victims of distracted driving accidents and their families (in the case of a fatality) can recover compensation for their injuries and other accident-related expenses.
Do you need a lawyer for your distracted driver car accident claim?
It is not a requirement to have a lawyer handle your distracted driving accident claim, but it will definitely be an asset. Proving negligence can be difficult in a distracted driving accident as a driver will likely deny any distracting behaviors such as texting, applying makeup, or eating. Our team knows what to look for and how to get it. We will:
- Examine the scene and/or work with accident reconstruction experts to determine how the accident occurred.
- Obtain the police report and ensure its accuracy.
- Interview any eyewitnesses to determine if they saw the driver engaging in any distracting behaviors.
- Obtain any surveillance footage.
- Subpoena the other driver’s cell phone records to determine if s/he was texting at the time of collision.
You should talk with a distracted driver car accident lawyer as soon as possible if you have been injured in an accident, because some evidence will disappear in a very short time, e.g., skid marks on the road can fade away quickly, it can be difficult to locate eyewitnesses if too much time passes, etc. We will want to document the scene of the accident right away, in case the accident scene changes in any way after the accident.
How can I help my distracted driving accident case?
Unfortunately, winning the compensation you deserve is rarely ever easy. Insurers are businesses and will do what they can to pay as little as possible. In many cases, this means tricking innocent accident victims into doing or saying something that will jeopardize their case.
For example, after an accident, you will likely receive a call from an insurance adjuster asking for more details about your accident. S/he will seem compassionate and interested in helping you, but s/he will likely be fishing for something to use against you. Even something as innocent as apologizing for the accident or saying you are okay can place the blame on you or lessen your injuries. Do not admit fault even if you think you contributed to the accident in any way.
Before you speak with an adjuster about your accident, speak with David Bressman. He can either let you know what is safe to say during your statement, or handle all communication with the insurer.
Do not stop medical care just because you begin to feel better. Your injuries could worsen or you could give the insurer a reason to deny your claim on the basis that you are contributing to your injuries.
Do not accept a settlement offer without running it by us first; you are likely entitled to much more. In many cases, insurers will work quickly to offer accident victims a very low settlement before they know their full prognosis or hope that they will be desperate enough to take anything they can get.
Our team will calculate all your damages (e.g., medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc.) and ensure your settlement covers all of them before we will encourage you to accept it.
Where can I get help from a distracted driving accident lawyer near me?
If you have been injured in a crash involving a distracted driver, you may have a claim. Bressman Law, located in Dublin, OH, will evaluate your case for free.
If we determine your case is valid, we will get to work right away, gathering the evidence you need to prove your case and calculating your damages. We will not give up until you get the compensation you deserve. If the insurer refuses to give you the compensation you deserve, we will take the driver to court. And we do all this with no upfront costs from you.
Call us today at 877-538-1116 to schedule your no-obligation consultation.