Crofton & Bowie Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Providing Clients with Compassionate Counsel
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 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.
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.
Distracted Driving Accidents in 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.
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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 Maryland car accident law 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 for a free consultation!
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 v. PM and Insurance Company
Policy limits paid to a man who lost mobility due to the negligence of another.
Anonymous v. Defendant Homeowner
Sizable recovery for a minor attacked by a dog, causing injuries which required multiple stitches.
Anonymous Estate and Family v. Multiple Defendants
Recovery for family of wrongful death victim.
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