Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving

Accidents Involving Impaired or Distracted Drivers

According to data supplied by the National Highway Safety Administration, 10% of collisions resulting in fatalities, 18% of crashes resulting in serious injury, and 16% of all police-reported motor vehicle collisions were the result of distracted driving. These distractions include the use of mobile phones, interaction with on-board navigation or stereo equipment, and even looking at written directions or delivery manifests.

These statistics prove that distracted drivers are likely to leave severely injured victims in their wake.

When someone is seriously injured through no fault of their own, they suffer from frustration, fear, and uncertainty about their future. A mountain of questions arise in the immediate aftermath of a collision: How will I pay my mounting medical bills? How will I support my family while I recover? What will happen to my job? Do I need a lawyer?

The team at Allen & Allen understands that serious motor vehicle collisions can make it can feel like your life has been shattered. Our mission is to help you put the pieces back together and rebuild your life.

Know Your Rights

Under Virginia law, you may be entitled to monetary damages if you have been injured in a car crash through the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Past medical costs
  • Future medical costs
  • Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of economic opportunity
  • Funeral expenses
  • Grief

Many insurance companies will contact you as early as the day after a crash to obtain a recorded statement about your injuries and your accident.

Before speaking with any insurance company representatives, you can help to protect yourself by contacting an attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation. If you have a case, our experienced attorneys can help you:

  • Recover damages you are entitled to from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
  • Pursue uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage from your own insurance company.
  • Obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
  • Collect evidence may need to be presented to protect your claim to appropriate financial compensation for your injuries.

Giving a statement to the insurance company might not in your best interest. You are under no legal obligation to provide such a statement, and if you do, it could be used against you during the settlement process.

Your Personal Injury Case Begins Before You Leave the Scene of a Crash

While the circumstances behind every collision are different, one fact holds true for all—the time immediately following the crash can be stressful and confusing. Our convenient Glove Compartment Quick Reference Guide is an invaluable aid to help steer you through the crucial steps to take right after an accident.

Another handy source of advice about what to do after a crash is our online question-and-answer guide, “What Should I Do at the Scene of a Car or Truck Accident?” Both of these resources were created by our team of personal injury attorneys with your protection in mind.

Why Choose Allen & Allen?

The attorneys at Allen & Allen have more than 600 years of combined experience handling car accident cases. Over our firm’s 100 year history, we have handled many complex and devastating collision cases with victims sustaining injuries ranging from broken bones to spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. Allen & Allen is a family firm built on compassionate service. We are committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery and will fight for the fair treatment and compensation they deserve.

As part of our commitment to our clients and our community, Allen & Allen attorneys regularly conduct educational campaigns at area schools to help raise awareness regarding the dangers of Distracted Driving and teach young drivers how to avoid them.

In addition to our experienced attorneys, the Allen Law Firm has a respected in-house investigation team comprised of former police officers who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain data that can be valuable evidence in support of your case. The verifiable proof that an impaired or distracted driver was texting, in the midst of a phone call, or interacting with on-board navigation at the time of the crash could make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case.

No matter how minor or severe your collision may have been, an attorney can help you to navigate the intimidating field of insurance claims to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve. You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling 1-866-388-1307 today.

Start Rebuilding Your Life

You should not have to shoulder the financial burden of a crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Let us help you collect the compensation you deserve by holding the person who caused your injuries accountable. At Allen & Allen, our team of experienced lawyers and in-house investigators use their skills to collect evidence and build a solid case while you focus on your recovery.

If you or a family member has been injured, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. Don’t wait to begin rebuilding your life.

Injury Types

Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that affects the functioning of the spine, spinal cord, skull, or brain can lead to limited cognitive functioning and mobility. Permanent disabilities as a result of a severe automobile crash can have a major impact on a victim's quality of life and financial means.

Paralysis

When the damage to the spinal cord is classified as a "complete" injury to the spine, nerve sensation and voluntary movement is diminished, resulting in paralysis. A victim of a car accident with this type of injury will have to deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives, often limiting them financially as well.

Spinal Injuries

Upon impact in an auto accident, the spine and spinal cord can experience damaging compression that can lead to bone breakage or nerve damage. A spinal cord injury can lead to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs and can impact the quality of life of a victim forever.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member due to a fatal accident caused by someone else's negligence can be emotionally and financially devastating. While families are left trying to cope with a tragedy, Allen & Allen can help you recover damages through reimbursement or compensation for the dramatic changes that will follow.

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  • Blog

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  • April 19, 2018
  • News

As part of our continued effort to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, Allen & Allen was pleased to once again participate in the Walk Like MADD 5k on March 31, 2018, at scenic Dorey Park in Henrico County, Virginia.

Dangers of Distracted Driving Summary: A New Study from the New England Journal of Medicine

  • April 18, 2018
  • Blog

The dangers of distracted driving are well-documented. Many states, including Virginia, have taken steps to ensure that drivers don’t engage in activities such as texting while they drive. Importantly, texting-and-driving...

Distracted Driving and Young Drivers

  • April 16, 2018
  • Blog

It is important to talk to the teenagers and young adults in your life about driver safety on the road and the dangers of distracted driving.

How to Talk To Your Teen About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

  • April 6, 2018
  • Blog

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal car crash caused by distracted driving. These three steps can help your teen develop a lifetime of good driving habits.

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