The CDC reports that distracted driving includes texting while driving and causes thousands of minor to severe accidents in the United States every year. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a "texting while driving" accident, contact our car accident lawyer today to start your claim. Call The Law Offices of John M. McCabe today to get started.
Since 1994, our firm has been building a widespread reputation for caring, results-driven advocacy on behalf of accident victims and their families. Our entire professional team recognizes all you may be going through after a wreck that caused you serious injury or ended the life of a family member.
You can turn to The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., with confidence that we will take your case and your personal needs seriously. We go the distance to prove what really happened and win maximum compensation for each person we represent and, every step of the way, we treat our clients like family.
If you have been injured from texting while driving accident, then proving the case can be difficult. You will need a lawyer that understands how to prove liability, negligence, and how much the damages should be. An experienced lawyer from The Law Offices of John M. McCabe will:
We work on a contingency basis for car accidents caused by texting and driving. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
Texting while driving is simply a form of distracted driving and accounts for thousands of injuries and deaths on the roadways in the United States every year. The injuries victims suffer when texting while driving is often catastrophic or deadly. Texting and driving is distracted driving; therefore, the other driver has diverted their complete attention from the roadway.
As a result, the accidents can involve swerving into another lane or even hitting another vehicle in a head-on collision. No matter the actual type of car accident, if another driver collides with your car while texting and driving, you may suffer severe injuries. Some of the injuries resulting from a texting and driving accident may include:
If you suffered injuries due to a car accident, an insurance company would likely start an investigation to determine liability and make determinations regarding your injury to offer a settlement amount for your damages and losses. Never talk to the insurance company without a lawyer present. They will do everything possible to mitigate liability and pay the least amount possible.
In many cases, a police officer at the scene of the accident will interview other drivers and witnesses to determine liability. The police report may indicate that there was evidence that one driver admitted to texting while driving and, therefore, caused the accident. The insurance company will conduct its investigation and likely use information obtained in the police report. A car accident lawyer from The Law Offices of John M. McCabe will help you by:
As the insurance company determines liability and settlement amounts for victims, they may use manipulative and deceptive tactics to reduce the settlement amounts they offer to victims. As a result, insurance company negotiations between insurance adjusters and victims can prove sharply adversarial, as insurance companies remain skilled at attempting to use strategies that distort the accident or the victim’s injuries. Some of the types of tactics that an insurance company may utilize against a victim of an accident may include the following:
In some circumstances, an insurance company of the driver texting while driving may attempt to offer a victim an immediate settlement amount to make the case go away. It is important to note that the first settlement offer given by an insurance company is typically substantially lower than what a victim needs to compensate them for their medical bills, loss of wages due to the inability to return to work, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Insurance companies may attempt to request complete medical records from a victim of a texting-while-driving accident. However, a victim is only responsible for providing medical records related to the car accident only after all those injuries and medical issues have received complete resolution.