Crofton Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Bowie, Maryland

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the United States Department of Transportation, more than 3,100 people were killed and 431,000 people were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers in 2014 alone. Secondary activities such as texting, grooming oneself, reading, talking on the phone, or playing with a radio can skyrocket a driver’s risk of being involved in a collision, putting nearby drivers and pedestrians at risk of serious injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision caused by a distracted driver, it is important to know that you may have grounds to seek compensation for your suffering. At Skipper Law, our Crofton and Bowie based car accident lawyer can provide the personalized and dedicated advocacy you need to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve. Through negotiations with involved insurance companies and a detailed examination of the facts surrounding your collision, we can help pinpoint the cause of your accident and craft a custom-tailored strategy in pursuit of fair financial recovery for your losses.

Discuss your case with us today – call (443) 247-6106.

Types of Distracted Driving

Driving requires a person’s full attention in order to be performed safely. While the term “distracted driving” leads many to instantly think of texting while driving, distracted driving encompasses a much wider range of negligent activities that a person may engage in behind the wheel. Any activity that takes a driver’s attention off the road is considered a form of distracted driving.

Distracted driving can take three different forms:

  • Visual: Activities that require a driver to take their eyes off the road such as reading a book or looking at one’s cell phone are examples of visual distractions.
  • Manual: Manual distractions involve a driver removing their hands from the wheel. These may involve eating, drinking, texting, or attempting to hold a loose pet.
  • Cognitive: Just about every type of distraction requires a driver to take their mind off the task of driving. Talking with passengers, reading, eating, or any other activity will cause a person’s mind to focus on that activity and drift away from the road, reducing their situational awareness.

Compensation for Distracted Driving Accident Victims

If it can be proven that your accident was caused by another driver’s distraction, you may have a legal claim to compensation for the resulting damages. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case basis, it is vital you consult with our firm to get a better representation of your eligible damages.

Awarded damages may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death

Call Skipper Law Today to Seek Justice

Our Crofton personal injury lawyers are all too familiar with the immense physical, emotional, and financial struggles a sudden car accident can place on a person and their family. To make matters worse, insurance companies are often more concerned with protecting their bottom lines than ensuring you have access to your entitled coverage. Our firm can handle the paperwork and negotiations on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery with peace of mind during this difficult time. Do not attempt to take on the burden of another driver’s negligence on your own and contact us today!

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