Phoenix Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Legal Representation After an Accident with a Distracted Driver
Being involved in a serious distracted driving accident in Phoenix is likely to change your life and the lives of your family members instantly. As a victim, you’ll want answers about what happened and why it happened, but more you will be searching for peace of mind and ways to get better faster. But healing from your physical and emotional injuries may not always be as quick and as easy as you would like. In fact, for the majority of victims of serious injuries, the road to recovery is long and arduous, and you’ll be focused on figuring out how to pay for your recovery and how to get the assistance you need to make it through your recovery financially while you are trying to recuperate physically, emotionally and mentally. Unfortunately, in many cases victims don’t get the help or the absolution they need to make a full recovery. Working with the insurance company may feel like a nightmare come to life and trying to get what you need from the driver who caused your accident and your injuries may seem like an impossible dream. But your recovery does not have to be all pain and sorrow. Working with a skilled Phoenix car accident attorney on your case can help to make it go more smoothly, so that you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.
The Husband and Wife Law Team have been working on behalf of victims injured in distracted driving accidents for more than 20 years. We know what it takes to stand up to the insurance companies and to stand up against the representatives for the other driver. We are not afraid to go head-to-head with the defense in negotiations or litigation to ensure that you get the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries and for your recovery. We’re here for you from the first time you reach out, and if your injuries keep you from traveling, we will come to you to keep your stress low.
Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving accidents happen every day and are becoming more prevalent with the increase in the number of drivers on the road with "something else" to focus on other than the task of driving. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), around 1,660 traffic collisions are primarily caused by distracted drivers each year throughout the state. And these accidents don’t just happen because of beautiful scenery. Some of the most common causes of distracted driving collisions on the roads of Arizona, including in Phoenix, include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Talking, or texting, on a cell phone while driving, often removing their hands from the wheel, or taking their eyes off of the road.
- Fumbling with the radio while driving.
- Carrying on conversations while driving, and engaging in those conversations by turning the head or looking into the rearview mirror.
- Conducting personal hygiene activities while driving, including brushing teeth, brushing hair, or shaving.
- Taking care of children.
- Pressing buttons on the radio or portable music device.
- Using a GPS.
- Eating or drinking while driving.
- Getting distracted by frustrations built up from dealing with difficult traffic or drivers.
- Having a pet in the car.
These aren't all the types of distractions for today's drivers. What is important to know is they've all been measured as being just as dangerous as driving drunk.
Who Is Responsible for My Distracted Driving Accident?
As with other types of car wrecks, figuring out who is responsible for your distracted driving accident is only part of the battle. You are probably also wondering whether or not that individual will be held responsible for their actions that led to your injuries, and whether the insurance company will stand by your side to help make that happen. Working with a skilled personal injury lawyer is the best way to ensure that it does. Our attorneys investigate every aspect of your case, from the crash to the reports, to interviewing witnesses, and to reviewing your injuries and progress towards recovery, all in an effort to build a strong case that not only shows who is liable for your accident and your injuries, but for exactly what they are liable.
How Much Compensation Will I Get for My Settlement?
When you’re working towards a settlement and your recovery, it is natural to want to know right away how much compensation you will receive for your Phoenix distracted driving accident injuries. Every case is different, and the outcome of every case is based on the unique facts of that case. However, working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help to ensure that you receive ample compensation for injuries, medical expenses for the present and for the future as related to the accident, vehicle and other personal property damages, lost work time and wages, loss of the ability to work, personal pain and suffering, long term care, and more. By working with a skilled personal injury attorney you ensure that every aspect of your accident, your injuries, and your recovery are taken into account and that you receive the compensation you truly deserve. Our attorneys work hard to ensure that you don’t get "stuck with" whatever the insurance company sets as a limit, but instead get what is needed to help you through your full recovery.
Injured in a Crash Caused by a Driver on a Cell Phone?
Believe it or not, the human mind isn't made to multitask. When we focus on more than one thing at a time, we don't give each task our full attention. The same goes for talking or texting on a cell phone while driving. Driving while on the phone is just as dangerous as driving drunk. Anyone who causes a crash because of their distracted driving should be held responsible for damages they cause.
If you've been in an accident with a distracted driver, you need strong legal support on your side. Contact The Husband & Wife Law Team today at (602) 267-1280 to discuss your case and the next steps to take. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have the legal skills and resources needed to take on even the most complex accident cases.
Arizona Texting Laws
So far, 39 states have banned texting while driving. Ten states have banned talking on cell phones while driving. Although there's no state-wide texting ban for drivers in Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson do ticket people for texting while driving. Fines are $100, and go up to $250 if the texting causes an accident. A few Arizona lawmakers have proposed bills to completely ban texting while driving statewide. But, for now, texting while driving is legal in most of Arizona.
Proving Liability in Phoenix Cell Phone Accident Cases
With the majority of people now using cell phones and handheld devices every day comes the risk that they'll distract drivers on the road. Even a moment looking down to read a text or check a map can cause dangerous and even deadly injuries to other drivers, bikers or pedestrians.
In order to get financial compensation for an injury because of a cell phone accident, you'll need to prove that the other driver's negligence led directly to the accident. An experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer can help you by investigating the facts of your case and gathering supporting evidence.
Police and medical reports will need to be collected. Witnesses will need to be contacted. Experts will have to be called in to testify in court. Cell phone records will have to be presented. You're not a legal expert. Having a Phoenix cell phone car accident lawyer at The Husband & Wife Law Team on your side will get these things done.
The Legal Team That Takes Care of You
We can't reverse the accident, but we can help make sure that you get the financial compensation you need to recover and get your life back to normal. If you've been injured by a distracted driver, you have the right to hold them responsible for your medical bills and damages you suffered.
The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. understands that you need someone on your side to stand up for your rights, ensuring that you get the settlement needed to take care of you and your family as you recover. We do whatever is necessary to build a strong case and to get you that settlement, whether it be through negotiation or litigation. If you’re ready to take the first step towards permanent recovery we’re ready to help you get there. All you have to do is reach out for a free consultation with attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer by calling (602) 267-1280.
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