Injured by a Distracted Driver?
Distracted drivers cause truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and car accidents. Every day, on our roads and highways, distracted drivers cause collisions that seriously injure and kill innocent people. Often the injury victims are friends or family members who are in the vehicle when the driver is texting while driving or using a cell phone. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident by a distracted driver, the attorneys of Allen & Allen have the experience to help you receive compensation for your injury and loss.
Call Allen & Allen's accident attorneys for a free consultation at 866-388-1307.
Distracted Driving Statistics
In 2009 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 20% of car wrecks involving injuries were caused by distracted drivers. A University of Utah study showed that distracted drivers have slower driving reaction times than intoxicated drivers with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent. Many states are beginning to crack down on distracted driving by implementing laws prohibiting talking on a cell phone or texting and driving.
Allen & Allen Attorneys Are Here For You
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an accident with a distracted driver you may have questions such as: How will I pay my medical bills? How will I support my family while I recover? Who will pay for my loss? The Virginia accident attorneys of Allen & Allen will provide answers to your questions and offer you legal advice. Our lawyers will fight the insurance companies for fair compensation for your injuries and loss. Call for a free case evaluation at 866-388-1307.
Distracted driving includes:
- Using a cell phone or Smartphone
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
- Any other non-driving activity done while driving
Under Virginia law, you may have the right to recover monetary damages if you have been injured in an auto accident through the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:
- Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Mental Anguish
- Loss of Property
Protection from the Insurance Companies
After the car crash, a representative of the negligent party's auto insurance company may call and ask you to give a recorded statement or they might make a low settlement offer in your personal injury case. Remember that signing a release of your personal injury claim, in exchange for an insurance company check, may extinguish your personal injury claim forever. Information from a recorded statement may be used against you. You should not give a recorded statement without consulting with an attorney to protect your interests. The experienced accident attorneys of Allen & Allen will evaluate your case and put your interests ahead of the insurance companies.
Allen & Allen's lawyers serve clients across the state of Virginia and nationwide. We have offices in:
- Richmond, Chesterfield, Short Pump and Mechanicsville
- Fredericksburg and Stafford
If your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office, we will come to you. The Allen Law Firm is one of Virginia's oldest and largest personal injury and car accident law firms. We are here for you.
Call us today at 866-388-1307.