Most drivers have been guilty of distracted driving at one time or another. We take our eyes away from the road to change radio channels or reach for an object. We may be distracted by passengers, children, pets, or something outside of the vehicle. Whatever the reason, we are not focused on the task of driving, which may lead to a distracted driving accident.
Sadly, just a couple of seconds is all it takes for a distracted driving accident to occur. With as much focus as there is on the dangers of distracted driving, 2,841 people lost their lives in distracted driving accidents across the United States in 2018. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year in accidents caused by distracted drivers. Still, because drivers may not admit to being distracted at the time of a crash, the numbers could be much higher.
If you were hurt in a collision caused by a distracted driver in Philadelphia, the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis can help. You may be eligible for compensation. Contact our Philadelphia distracted driving accident attorneys today for a free consultation.
What Causes Distracted Driving Accidents?
Negligence and human error are the most common causes of distracted driving accidents. For example, Pennsylvania bans texting while driving. Yet, many drivers ignore this law and continue to read and send texts and other forms of written communication while driving.
However, distracted driving accidents occur for many reasons. A driver may be distracted while programming a GPS or adjusting the vehicle controls. Drivers often are distracted as they eat while driving. Something as simple as glancing back to answer a question someone in the back seat asked can be a deadly distraction.
Most distracted drivers do not intentionally cause traffic accidents. They take their eyes off the road, their hands off the steering wheel, or their focus away from the road for just a few seconds. They did not intend to hurt anyone. It was just a mistake or an error in judgment. That does not mean they cannot be held liable for damages caused by a distracted driving accident.
Filing a Distracted Driving Accident Claim in Philadelphia
The lawyers of the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis fight to hold distracted drivers accountable for the injuries and damages they cause. Regardless of the reason for the car accident, the driver who causes the accident should be held liable.
Our Philadelphia distracted driving lawyers perform comprehensive accident investigations to determine the cause of the crash. We work with our clients to document their damages to maximize their chance of recovering full compensation for their personal injury claims. Our lawyers handle all communications with the insurance company and other parties to reduce your stress and protect you from aggressive insurance tactics and practices.
Because we have extensive experience handling personal injury claims, we understand the process, the parties involved, and the judicial system. That knowledge, combined with our resources and aggressive advocacy for our clients, helps us achieve the results our clients desire.
We have recovered millions of dollars for thousands of clients over the years. Let our legal team help you recover compensation for your:
Medical bills and expenses
Lost wages and benefits
Physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering
Personal care costs
Disabilities, impairments, and disfigurement
Loss of quality of life and earning capacity
You do not have to face this situation alone. Our dedicated, passionate team of legal professionals is here to provide the support, guidance, and legal counsel you need after a distracted driving accident.
How Do You Prove a Driver Was Distracted?
Cell phone records can be beneficial in proving that a driver was distracted at the time of a crash. Eyewitness testimony from passengers or other motorists can also be useful. However, proving that the driver was distracted when the accident occurred is not as important as proving the driver caused the crash.
Under Pennsylvania personal injury laws, a person can be held liable for damages if the person causes an accident that results in another person’s injury. Therefore, we must prove that the distracted driver caused the collision. We may use evidence proving the driver was distracted, but we do not stop there.
We examine every detail of the traffic accident to determine who caused the crash. By meticulously analyzing all factors leading up to the accident, we build a strong case against the other driver. Building a strong case allows us to seek maximum compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and other damages. We leave nothing to chance when we are fighting for our clients.
Contact Our Philadelphia Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Review
Do you have questions about your accident claim? We can help. Get the advice you need free of charge.
Call (215) 732-5555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our distracted driving accident attorneys in Philadelphia to discuss your injury case. Let our drive and passion for winning personal injury cases benefit you.