Charlotte Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Ready to Fight for the Wrongfully Injured
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that around 3,000 fatal car accidents are caused by distracted drivers each year, and tens of thousands more are caused that result in severe injuries but no fatalities. If you were hit by a distracted driver, then know that you have your options to try to set things right through a lawsuit. Payne Law Firm in Charlotte can help. We’re a law firm that is dedicated to securing the most compensation possible for our clients, even if it means going head-to-head with major insurance companies.
What are the 4 Types of Distractions While Driving?
Safe driving requires a driver’s full attention at all times. All it takes is one distraction for there to be a serious risk of a crash. Driving distractions are numerous, and the driver who hit you could have been distracted in one of many ways.
All driving distractions can be sorted into at least one of these four categories:
- Visual: A distraction that takes the driver’s eyes off the road and mirrors.
- Manual: A distraction that takes the driver’s hands off the steering wheel.
- Auditory: A distraction that makes it more difficult for the driver to hear nearby traffic.
- Cognitive: A distraction that makes it more difficult for the driver to focus.
Texting-and-driving is often considered the worst form of driver distraction because it engages at least three types of distractions at once: visual, manual, and cognitive. It becomes virtually impossible for someone to drive safely while so thoroughly distracted. Of course, other forms of driver distractions are also dangerous, like eating, inputting GPS coordinates, openly chatting with passengers, etc.
Who is Most at Risk for Distracted Driving?
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that new drivers aged 15 to 19 were the most likely to be involved in a distracted driving accident. Although, drivers aged 20 to 29 were more likely to be involved in severe distracted driving accidents that resulted in at least one fatality. Overall, young men were the most likely demographic to engage in some form of distracted driving, especially texting-and-driving.
How Do You Sue a Distracted Driver?
Suing a distracted driver requires you to bring a valid and convincing claim against their auto insurance policy. You will be accusing them of causing your crash and subsequent injuries due to their willful neglect, i.e., their decision to distract themselves. The accusation will not be taken lightly, so you should expect a negative response from their insurer and probably themselves. At this point, we highly recommend you hire our Charlotte distracted driving accident attorneys if you have not already.
We can help you with every step of your distracted driving accident claim, including its initial filing. We are also prepared to help prepare your case with concrete evidence that shows you were not liable and, therefore, deserve to be paid fully for your damages.
Evidence that we can use for your distracted driving case could include:
- Dashcam footage
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Police reports
- Cell data records
When presented with a strong case that has been carefully built by our attorneys, the insurance company might back down and offer to engage in settlement negotiations. If this happens, then you can send us to negotiate for you. We will do everything we can to secure a settlement amount that benefits you, respects what you have been through, and considers your future damages, too. If a settlement is not possible, then it will be time to prepare for litigation, which is another legal process our team has handled many times.
You Deserve Attentive Legal Counsel – We’re Here to Help
Do not get caught up in an accident claim without a strong law firm backing you. Our dedicated Charlotte distracted driving accident lawyers are standing by to provide reliable advocacy and moral support when you need them. We have built a reputation for achieving great things from the wrongfully injured in our communities, and we would like to keep that reputation going with your case.
Find out more about the Payne Law Firm by dialing (713) 999-4801 now.
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