Distracted driving is in many ways as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Since the advent of cell phones, texting while driving has been a major point of discussion across the country. Many people across all age groups and demographics have caused serious and even fatal accidents due to distracted driving, and texting while driving is one of the most common distractions leading to such tragedies. In 2015 alone, nearly 3,500 people in the United States died as a result of texting while driving.
The car accident attorneys at Fielding Law want to help injured victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage. When people suffer such losses due to reckless behavior, such as driving while distracted, it’s crucial to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damage they cause.
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An injury due to a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and dealing with unscrupulous insurance company representatives only adds to the stress. Most laypersons lack the legal experience to properly fight for all the compensation they deserve and will likely unknowingly settle for far less than their case is worth. No matter what, it always helps to have an experienced attorney on your side, and that’s what Fielding Law can offer.
Our team will represent your interests fiercely, whatever they may be. We will work with the insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement. If negotiations fail to produce a reasonable settlement, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial and fight for every dollar you deserve. Our top priority is your success, and we’ve helped hundreds of victims who have been involved in car accidents receive the compensation they deserve.
If you live in Utah, Texas, Arizona, or Idaho and you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, don’t wait to hire our Utah car accident lawyers or our Texas car accident lawyers that can help you receive compensation. Call us today at (877)880-4090 or contact us online to set up a free evaluation. Hablamos Español: (877) 880-4090.
After an accident with a texting driver, the victim’s first priority should be seeking medical attention. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible, even if the victim believes his or her injuries are not severe. Any delay could not only jeopardize the victim’s health, but also his or her chances of success in a future personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. If the jury sees that the plaintiff took an unreasonable time seeking medical care, they will likely assume his or her injuries were not as severe as claimed.
Once the victim has obtained a medical report of his or her injuries, the next step should be securing a police report from the accident. The police report will include statements from the drivers involved in the accident, as well as any available witnesses.
Next, the injured driver should seek a reliable personal injury attorney for filing a lawsuit against the texting driver. To succeed in a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must prove four things in court:
Usually, the hardest part of winning a lawsuit against a texting driver is proving he or she was in fact texting at the time of the accident. The right attorney will know how to approach this and help the client build a strong case. At Fielding Law, our personal injury attorneys have experience handling all types of civil claims for vehicle crashes, and we believe in providing comprehensive legal counsel to every one of our clients and maximizing their recoveries after serious accidents. Contact our team to schedule a free consultation about your texting and driving case, and we can let you know what to expect from suing the at-fault driver.