Distracted Driver Accidents Phoenix, AZ
Distracted Driver Accident?
At the Law Office of Paul Englander, PLC, we understand how frustrating it is to become injured by a negligent individual who was texting and driving, talking on their cell phone or in other ways distracted. If you have been seriously hurt because of a distracted driver in Arizona, you can rely on our more than 40 years of legal experience to fight for you in and out of the courtroom.
We will fight to obtain the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages you have incurred because of your car accident. Contact us online or call us at 602-266-7986 for a free and confidential consultation.
Distracted driving is a deadly problem. Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes involving a reported distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2018, distracted driving claimed the lives of 2,841 Americans, including 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists.
Activities that divert attention from driving include talking on the phone, texting, eating, drinking, talking to other people in your vehicle, and adjusting the stereo, entertainment or navigation system. Texting is perhaps the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
Drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. In 2017 9% of all teen motor vehicle crash deaths involved distracted driving. 42% of high school students who drove in the past 30 days reported sending a text or email while driving.
Driving safely requires full attention. Be a good driver by going phone-free. Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver is distracted. If you are in an accident and suspect distracted driving may be involved, contact a personal injury attorney, a lawyer will investigate liability and evaluate potential claims for damages.
Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable
There are many acts that a driver can participate in while driving that may entitle you to compensation if those acts lead to an accident. These wrongful behaviors can include:
- Texting and driving
- Talking on a cell phone
- Eating and driving
- Applying makeup
If your car accident or truck crash was caused by an individual doing any of the above, we will aggressively pursue compensation for you in Arizona courts. We assist individuals hurt in any type of wreck, from bicycle and pedestrian accidents to deadly crashes that result in the loss of a loved one.
Negotiating With Insurance Companies
Often times, insurance companies will offer you low-ball offers in order to protect their bottom lines. Our experience with distracted driving cases in Arizona allows us to negotiate terms that benefit our clients, regardless of whether we have to negotiate with your insurance company or the other party’s carrier. You can rely on us for skilled and effective representation.
Contact a Knowledgeable Lawyer for Help
Contact Phoenix distracted driving lawyer Paul Englander to learn of your options following an accident. We offer a free initial consultation to analyze your issues.