Distracted Driving Accidents
Injured in a car wreck? Our attorneys can help
One of the most important factors in driving safely is keeping your eyes on the road at all times. Yet distracted driving has become a big problem on the roads in Alabama, causing many car accidents each year. These accidents often leave people with serious injuries that can affect their lives physically, emotionally and financially.
But recovering compensation after a distracted driving accident can be difficult. The driver may deny doing anything wrong. And the insurance company will often go to great lengths to avoid responsibility, searching for excuses to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced car accident attorney from Dean Waite & Associates, LLC.
Why distracted driving accidents happen
There are many ways a driver can be distracted behind the wheel. The driver could be:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Using a GPS
- Eating or drinking
- Adjusting the radio controls
- Checking themselves in the rearview mirror
Distracted drivers may take their eyes off the road for only a few seconds. But that’s more than enough time to cause a crash. Proving they were distracted can be a challenge, however.
Our legal team has years of experience handling distracting driving accidents. We investigate your accident to learn the facts for ourselves. This involves reviewing all documentation (such as police reports), talking to witnesses, seeking access to cell phone records and in some cases, consulting experts. We know where to look for evidence of distracted driving.
We approach your case prepared to go to court to fight for your rights. When insurance companies see that was have built a strong case, they often realize it is best for them to sit down and negotiate with us. But we aren’t looking for a quick settlement that helps the insurance company save money. And if insurance companies won’t cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court.
We fight for a fair settlement
Any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all past and future medical expenses related to your injury. It also includes compensation for lost wages you suffered if your injuries left you unable to work. We may also seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
In general, you have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But we strongly encourage you to speak to a car accident attorney as soon as possible. It’s important to start building a case before evidence is lost and memories fade.
If you were injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We can go over your options and answer your questions. Call us at (866) 434-5840.