Mintz Law Firm
Millions of automobile accidents occur every year, and distracted driving is one of the leading causes. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reported that distracted driving claimed 3,142 deaths in 2019. Furthermore, texting while driving is one of the most common reasons why a driver might be distracted.
If you were injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, you would benefit from the skilled advice of a Denver Texting While Driving Lawyer. Contact an attorney at Mintz Law Firm to discuss how you might be able to recover compensation from the distracted driver you caused your injury.
Texting while driving is a relatively new phenomenon, considering cell phones did not exist until a few decades ago. Still, texting while driving has become such an issue that forty-eight of the fifty states have passed laws prohibiting the use of a cell phone while driving.
Studies show that texting while driving is even more dangerous than operating a car while under the influence of alcohol. Drivers are six times more likely to crash if they are texting while driving than if they are drunk. Furthermore, research shows that texting while driving has the equivalent effects of drinking four beers in a single hour. Such effects make clear the dangers of texting while driving.
If you have been injured because of a distracted driver, your injuries will likely be similar to those suffered in a collision accident. These accidents typically involve the following:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries
- Arm or leg injuries
You should contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal right to compensation for your injuries.
When you are injured in a distracted driving accident due to no fault of your own, you will most likely be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party. The distracted driver who caused the accident should be held accountable for their actions. As a result, you could be entitled to a variety of damages. Such damages include:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Lost wages from work or other lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Emotional distress
The at-fault party is not only responsible for your physical injuries, but they are also responsible for damage done to your vehicle and related costs. These costs usually include repair to your vehicle, replacement if your car is declared a total loss, towing, rental car expenses, and the replacement of any valuables that were destroyed inside the car.
Most likely, the at-fault party’s insurance company will be responsible for determining and ultimately paying for your damages. Naturally, their goal will be to mitigate those damages as much as possible. You need the experienced team at Mintz Law Firm on your side to combat the insurance company and fight for your rightful amount of compensation.
At Mintz Law Firm, we have built a strong reputation for fighting for our clients. We have secured millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for auto accident victims. If you have been injured as a result of a driver who was texting while driving, you should not hesitate to contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, you can call us at (303) 462-2999 or visit our website.