PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, with the help of a personal injury attorney you may be able to recover significant monetary awards for property damage, medical treatment costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Every driver operating a motor vehicle or commercial vehicle is required to drive responsibly and to observe traffic safety laws. Distracted driving includes any activity that might divert a driver’s attention away from primary task of driving. Like drunk driving or reckless driving, distracted driving is a form of negligence that puts the driver, passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians at risk.
Types of Distracted Driving
The most common forms of distracted driving in the US are:
- Eating and drinking
- Personal hygiene, grooming, applying makeup
- Use of cellphone or smartphone
- Navigation systems (GPS)
- Use of radio or music player
- Talking to passengers
- Watching video
Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers
Every year, around 400,000 people will be injured in a motor vehicle accident involving distracted driving. Tragically, more than 3,000 of those victims will not survive the crash.
Even survivors of distracted driving accidents will typically require emergency hospitalization followed by ongoing medical treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation. With emergency medical care comes enormous healthcare bills. With serious physical injury comes time off from work, or possibly permanent disability.
Who’s going to pay for all that? How will you support your family while you recover?
In many cases, the victims of distracted driving accidents will be able to recover damages through insurance providers. However, in certain cases, especially involving a wrongful death resulting from distracted driving, negligent drivers may be subject to criminal charges, and their victims may be able to bring personal injury lawsuits to recover losses well in excess of insurance coverage.
Distracted Driving Lawyers
The distracted driving lawyers at Green, Schafle & Gibbs understand how traumatic and costly a motor vehicle accident can be. There’s the damage to you and/or your vehicle, medical treatment costs, loss of employment, pain and suffering... We want to help. You can count on us to use our skills and experience to advocate for you and seek maximum recovery of your damages.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a distracted driver, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 1-855-462-3330 or via email by clicking here.