People Injured by Distracted Drivers: Get the Results You Deserve
If you are reading this page, you or someone you know probably was harmed in an accident involving a distracted driver. Technology can bring improvements to our everyday lives, but it can also serve as a harmful distraction on our roads and highways. The constant allure of our smart phones is a common culprit of distracted driving accidents. Every year, distracted driving behaviors such as text messaging, cell phone use, and many others identified by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA) result in more than 420,000 injuries and more than 3,100 deaths in the United States.
The professionals at Brauns Law Personal Injury Firm understand that going through a car accident can be a painful and traumatic experience. We are here to help you navigate the legal process and handle the details from the start to the finish of your distracted driving case. A lawyer can advise you about your rights and help you seek the best course of action to get a fair and equitable remedy. And don’t forget, you can always contact us online or call (404) 418-8244 to set up a free consultation.
A Georgia Distracted Driving Attorney Understands the Consequences of Distracted Driving and Will Fight for Your Rights Every Step of the Way
Every car, truck, or motorcycle accident is different. The growing body of research and studies, however, points to distracted driving as an underlying cause in many motor vehicle accidents. The professionals at Brauns Law Personal Injury Firm can ask you all the right questions and gather information to help prove your case.
A lawyer will not only spot issues that may prove your case, but will also find out what witnesses and evidence are available to get you the best possible settlement with the insurance company or, if necessary, with a jury at trial. Car accidents caused by distracted drivers can result in serious injuries, pain and suffering, and financial burdens due to medical care and lost wages. We realize that your case is important and that you have a lot on the line, which is why having a skilled legal team represent you can make all the difference. Brauns Law is committed to treating our clients with respect, dignity, and giving them superior service from the initial consultation all the way through settlement or trial. That is what success demands—and that is why we get results.
What Is Distracted Driving and Why Is It a Major Problem for Motorists?
Most activities that dangerously distract drivers involve more than one type of distraction. Distracted driving can describe a wide variety of driver behaviors. In general, NHTSA primarily defines distracted driving as “the inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention away from the driving task to focus on another activity.” This may be due to talking with a passenger, dialing or hanging up a cell phone, having a phone conversation, or even adjusting the radio or other vehicle controls. A driver may also lose focus on driving due to other cognitive activities, such as being lost in thought.
Numerous studies on distracted driving conclude that the risk of a motor vehicle accident can increase dramatically when a driver is text messaging or talking on a cell phone. Distracted driving victims can incur overwhelming losses due to the severity of their injuries. Once a negligent party or parties are identified, we then assist clients in assessing what types of distracted driving may have played a role in your case.
The main types of distraction in car accident cases include:
- Visual distractions
- Manual distractions
- Cognitive distractions
- Combination distractions
How a Gwinnett County, Georgia, Attorney Can Help With Your Distracted Driving Case
Your lawyer will get you the best possible settlement and fully prepare to represent you at trial by helping with:
- Medical expenses
- Estimated future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings ability
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Wrongful death
A Georgia Distracted Driving Attorney Understands How to Prove Your Case
The skilled legal team at Brauns Law Personal Injury Firm knows how to persuade insurance companies and jurors to get you a favorable outcome. To have the best chance for success, an attorney will help determine:
- Did anyone else witness the driver’s pre-collision behavior?
- Is there any evidence that the driver was aware or should have been aware of the risk and dangers of the distraction?
- What tangible evidence can prove that the driver was distracted?
- Is it possible to prove the driver’s actions in court and can we present the unreasonableness of this action in front of a jury?
- What exhibits, experts, and evidence will be useful in this case?
Additional records might help strengthen your case:
- Information available from cell phone towers
- A direct letter from the phone company including call logs and other important information
- GPS mapping data
- The actual, physical cell phone
Discuss Your Situation with an Experienced Georgia Car Accident Lawyer as Soon as Possible
In many situations, distracted driving victims have the right to hold the driver liable for their losses. To determine your rights, our attorneys will examine the cause of your accident and the surrounding circumstances.
The legal team at Brauns Law Personal Injury Firm has a track record of helping clients reach favorable settlements and verdicts. Our phone lines are open 24/7 to take your call, so don’t hesitate to call us at (404) 418-8244. You can also contact us online to schedule your free consultation.