Distracted driving is a serious threat to all roadway users. Distracted drivers took at least 398 lives in Texas in 2018, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Twelve of these deaths occurred in Collin County. A distracted driving car accident could cause catastrophic injuries such as broken bones or permanent paralysis. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we are passionate about bringing distracted and careless drivers to justice in McKinney and throughout Texas on behalf of injured parties or surviving loved ones. Call (214) 200-4878 today to speak to our car accident attorneys in McKinney about your individual case.
Although you can lawfully represent yourself during car accident insurance settlement negotiations, this could lead to obstacles that get in the way of your fair and full recovery. An insurance company may take advantage of an unrepresented claimant and try to get him or her to settle for a low amount. Hiring an attorney helps you avoid these issues and make a stronger claim to compensation. Your lawyer can overcome challenges and fight for maximum financial relief on your behalf. You do not have to worry about anything while your lawyer handles the claims process after a distracted driving accident. Your attorney will handle the legal legwork while you recuperate.
Distracted driving accidents can easily be fatal. A distracted driver may not hit the brakes at all before crashing into another vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrian. Someone staring at a cellphone or another distraction instead of the road may not notice a stopped vehicle or crossing pedestrian in time to stop. If you have reason to believe the driver that caused your crash was distracted at the time, seek evidence of his or her distraction to use in your case.
Part of what a lawyer can help you with is gathering evidence to use against a distracted driver in your fight for fair compensation. You can also collect evidence on your own, however, to help strengthen your case. Taking photos of the inside of the other driver’s car at the scene of the crash, for example, could show proof of a driver’s distraction in the cab, such as a cellphone or empty drink cup. An attorney can further assist you by hiring crash experts, investigators and reconstructionists to look into your accident.
Common injuries involved in distracted driving accidents include back and spine injuries, head injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, muscle injuries, cuts and scrapes, burns, organ damage, and permanent disabilities. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we work hard to bring distracted drivers to justice. Find out how our McKinney car accident lawyers may be able to help you achieve a settlement or jury verdict for your economic and noneconomic damages. Request a free consultation through our online intake form or at (214) 200-4878 today.