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
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
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!