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Distracted Driving Accidents

Crofton & Bowie Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

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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 called by a distracted driver, it is important to know that you may have grounds to seek compensation for your suffering. At Skipper Law, LLC, our Crofton and Bowie based car accident lawyers can provide the personalized and dedicated advocacy your 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 (410) 919-2121 or contact us online.

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, it 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 tasks 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.

Call Skipper Law, LLC Today to Seek Justice

Our Crofton and Bowie distracted driving accident 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!

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
  • Anonymous Estate and Family v. Multiple Defendants $1.9 Million

    Recovery for family of wrongful death victim.

  • Anonymous v. BJ and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. $875 Thousand

    Substantial recovery for victim of another’s negligent driving that necessitated surgery.

  • Anonymous Family v. Defendant Driver $850 Thousand

    Near policy limits recovery was paid to the family of a young woman wrongfully killed by a negligent driver.

  • Anonymous v. Building Owner $775 Thousand

    Substantial recovery for the victim of a slip-and-fall accident who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

  • Anonymous v. PM and Insurance Company $250 Thousand

    Policy limits paid to a man who lost mobility due to the negligence of another.

  • G.M. v. P.M. $250 Thousand

    A husband was struck by his estranged wife with the couple’s pickup truck when the wife, who was backing out of the drive, suddenly drove forward, crushing Ms. Skipper’s client’s leg between the truck and a parked vehicle. The insurance carrier did not extend coverage until the client was represented by Mr. Skipper, who advocated that the wife’s “Alford plea” in the criminal case was not an admission of guilt and could not be used in the civil claim for personal injuries.

  • Anonymous v. Defendant Trucking Company $175 Thousand

    Recovery for victim struck by a large truck that failed to stop at a red light.

  • Anonymous v. Defendant Driver and Nationwide Insurance Co. $112 Thousand

    Six-figure recovery for victim of a multiple roll-over accident that claimed less than $20,000 in medical expenses.

  • Anonymous v. Defendant Homeowner $100 Thousand

    Sizable recovery for a minor attacked by a dog, causing injuries which required multiple stitches.

  • KB v. Defendant Driver $100 Thousand

    Policy limits tender for client with limited medical expenses, but suffered permanent injuries in her hands and wrists as a result of the accident.

  • Personal Injury D.T. v. Anonymous Pharmacy

    When a pharmacy negligently filled the wrong prescription, Mr. Skipper’s client suffered partial temporary paralysis of his legs. Mr. Skipper brought claims on behalf of his client, who did make a full recovery, and the case was resolved on terms favorable to Mr. Skipper’s client.

  • Personal Injury J.C. v. Erie Insurance

    Mr. Skipper represented a man hurt in a hit-and-run accident who suffered substantial back injuries when a reckless driver pulled out in front of the client, and then fled the scene of the accident. Mr. Skipper’s client had preexisting back pain, and was scheduled for spinal surgery two weeks after the date of the accident. Despite the preexisting back condition and the pending surgery, Mr. Skipper obtained a settlement of behalf of his client of more than three times the medical expenses and lost wages.

  • Personal Injury C.L v. Baltimore Gas & Electric

    Mr. Skipper represented a tenant and property owner against a public utility for claims arising from what plaintiffs alleged was an unsafe condition a home in Lothian, Maryland. Plaintiffs alleged that despite numerous calls, the public utility failed to remedy the problem, which plaintiffs alleged caused an electrical fire during a birthday party with children present. The case was featured in print media and on WBAL-Baltimore’s nightly news, and was resolved on confidential terms.

  • Personal Injury R.P. v. Jason Handley

    Mr. Skipper represented a young woman who alleged that she was brutally assaulted on her own porch by the Defendant. The Defendant denied liability, and the case was tried before a jury in Calvert County, Maryland. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Skipper’s client, finding that the defendant did commit battery. The award constituted the full sum sought for medical expenses, as well as compensatory damages for pain and suffering.

  • Personal Injury T.B., et al v. G.H.

    Mr. Skipper represented a family who was involved in an auto accident in Carroll County, Maryland. The defendant claimed in deposition that the bottom of his new leather shoes became slick, causing his foot to slip off the brake at a stop sign, which caused the collision. Despite gaps in treatment and other challenges, Mr. Skipper secured a substantial six-figure settlement on behalf of the family.

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