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Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

Being struck by a distracted driver can shatter your sense of safety and lead to life-altering injuries. If you were involved in an auto accident with a distracted driver, you must speak with a distracted driver accident lawyer at Friedland & Associates as soon as possible. At Friedland & Associates, we understand the devastating impact motor vehicle accidents can have on your well-being. Our dedicated distracted driving accident attorneys are here to support you in seeking the compensation you deserve.

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How Can a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Help?

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

Distracted driving is a major issue on our roads, often involving activities like texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting navigation systems. These actions divert the driver’s attention from the road and contribute to a significant number of accidents each year.

At Friedland & Associates, our experienced distracted driving accident attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law and know how to help accident victims recover the compensation they deserve.

At Friedland & Associates, our experienced distracted driving accident attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law and know how to help accident victims recover the compensation they deserve.

Accident Investigation

We investigate thoroughly to establish that the driver’s distraction, such as using a cellphone, led to the accident. We gather evidence, interview witnesses, and collaborate with accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case on your behalf.

Pursuing Compensation

Our attorneys are well-equipped to guide you through the process. No-fault insurance covers your medical bills and economic losses, regardless of who caused the accident. However, if your injuries exceed these benefits, we explore legal options to pursue compensation beyond no-fault coverage.

Negotiation

Our distracted driving accident lawyers excel in negotiation with insurance companies. We present a compelling case that outlines the full impact of your injuries and the distracted driver’s negligence. Our goal is to secure a settlement that covers your current and future needs, reflecting the pain, suffering, and disruption caused by the accident.

What Types of Damages Am I Entitled to?

As an accident victim, you may be entitled to various types of damages.
These can include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium

And more.

Our car accident lawyers will thoroughly assess your damages to ensure you receive fair and just compensation.

What Are Common Distracted Driving Behaviors?

Distracted driving involves any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of operating a vehicle safely. Engaging in these behaviors significantly increases the risk of accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the road.

Common behaviors that are considered distracted driving include:

Texting and Using Cell Phones

Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous distractions. It involves visual, manual, and cognitive distraction – taking your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off driving. Using cellphones for calling, browsing, or apps can also divert attention.

Talking to Passengers

Engaging in conversations with passengers, especially in emotionally charged or animated discussions, can draw a driver’s attention away from the road and impact their reaction time.

Eating and Drinking

Consuming food and beverages while driving requires the use of hands, which should ideally be on the steering wheel. Reaching for items or spills can lead to loss of control.

Grooming

Applying makeup, combing hair, or adjusting attire while driving diverts attention from the road and increases the risk of accidents.

Using Navigation Systems

Inputting addresses, adjusting routes, or looking at navigation screens can cause visual and cognitive distraction, taking focus away from driving.

Adjusting Music or Controls

Tuning the radio, changing music tracks, or adjusting climate controls can lead to momentary inattention, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Reading

Reading maps, books, newspapers, or even digital displays can be extremely dangerous, as it diverts both visual and cognitive attention.

Watching Videos

Watching videos on screens, including smartphones or in-car entertainment systems, can lead to significant distraction and compromised situational awareness.

Daydreaming

Allowing the mind to wander, losing focus on the road, and daydreaming can impair reaction time and decision-making, making it dangerous for drivers and others on the road.

Engaging with Devices

Interacting with gadgets like tablets, laptops, or gaming consoles while driving can take attention away from the road, posing a serious risk to safety.

What Are Common Injuries Sustained in Distracted Driving Collisions?

Distracted driving accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity depending on factors such as the speed of the vehicles involved, the type of collision, and the use of safety equipment.

Common injuries sustained in distracted driving accidents include:

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury in rear-end collisions, which often occur due to distracted driving. The sudden impact can cause the head and neck to jerk forward and then backward rapidly, leading to soft tissue damage, muscle strain, and neck pain.

Head injuries

Head injuries can range from minor concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Even minor accidents can cause head injuries if the driver or passengers hit their heads on the steering wheel, dashboard, or windows.

Back and spinal injuries

The force of a distracted driving collision can lead to back and spinal injuries, including herniated discs, fractures, and spinal cord injuries. These injuries can result in chronic pain, limited mobility, and long-term medical treatment.

Fractures

Broken bones are common in accidents where vehicles collide with force. Fractures can occur in the arms, legs, ribs, pelvis, and other areas of the body.

Soft tissue injuries

Sprains, strains, and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments can result from the sudden impact of a collision. Soft tissue injuries can cause pain, swelling, and limited range of motion.

Cuts and bruises

Broken glass, deployed airbags, and objects inside the vehicle can cause cuts, abrasions, and bruises to occupants.

Internal injuries

The impact from a distracted driving accident can lead to internal injuries such as damage to internal organs, internal bleeding, or injuries to blood vessels.

Facial injuries

Facial injuries can occur if the driver or passengers come into contact with the steering wheel, airbag, or dashboard. Fractured facial bones, dental injuries, and lacerations are common.

Psychological trauma

Beyond physical injuries, distracted driving accidents can also lead to psychological trauma, including anxiety and depression. Witnesses to accidents can also experience emotional distress.

Fatalities

In some cases, distracted driving accidents can result in fatalities. The severe impact and the combination of factors involved can lead to tragic outcomes for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Contact Us Today!

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to a distracted driving accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to Friedland & Associates to schedule a free consultation. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to understanding your unique circumstances and providing tailored advice.

With our experienced distracted driving accident lawyers by your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal complexities. Contact us today to discuss your case and explore the options available to you.

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