Distracted Driving Car Accident
If you’ve been injured by a distracted driver, contact this Fort Lauderdale Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents today. When a driver is not paying attention to the road, it is easy to cause a crash.
There are various forms of distracted driving. Amongst these are texting and driving. A driver who sends or reads a text can easily cause a wreck. Studies have shown that even just glancing at text messages (rather than actually responding to texts) can drastically increase the risk of causing a collision).
Other forms of distracted driving include making phone calls while driving. Although using “Bluetooth” or talking over the speaker phone can be a little safer, there is some risk – and people talking on the phone in any manner can cause car crashes.
Call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation if you’ve been injured in a distracted driving vehicle accident anywhere in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County).
Mr. Quackenbush will work on contingency should he represent you. This indicates that there will be no risk to you as Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid a dime until you’ve been compensated for your injuries.Seek Advice from this Fort Lauderdale Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer
Another form of distracted driving is surfing the internet or looking at Facebook or other social media. Any phone usage in a vehicle drastically increases the risk of a car wreck.
Finally, paying attention to other things in the vehicle can increase the chance of a car accident. For example, a driver’s playing with the radio or attending to children in the car can contribute to the risk of a car accident.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by distracted driving, it will be important to prove that the other driver was, in fact, driving distracted. There are various ways to do this. One way is through witnesses. That is, if the driver of another vehicle saw the driver of the defendant’s car using his or her phone or exhibiting some other form of distracted driving, then you may be able to use that testimony in court.This South Florida Distracted Driving Car Crash Law Firm Assists Clients in Their Times of Need
Additionally, you may be able to subpoena the phone records of the at-fault driver. You can do this through the service-provider of the at-fault driver (i.e., AT&T, Verizon, etc.). With today’s technology, it’s possible to tell if a cell phone user was using his or her cell phone at the time of the car wreck. This includes making phone calls/talking on the phone, texting and driving, surfing the internet, etc. It will be hard for the at-fault driver to deny that he or she was using the phone when you have the phone records in court.
If you are able to prove that the other driver was distracted at the time of the car collision, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to actually punish the other driver (rather than simply compensate you – which compensatory damages are designed to do). However, in order to obtain punitive damages, you will have to file a Motion in Court – so it’s best to hire a vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible.Don’t Delay Contacting this Broward County Distracted Driving Vehicle Wreck/Collision Attorney
Upon beginning work for you, Mr. Quackenbush will operate on a contingency basis. This indicates that he won’t be paid anything until he has helped you to achieve a recovery in your case. So, there is no risk to you. If you’d like a free, no obligation consultation, contact Mr. Quackenbush today. He will speak to you at length about your case and can be reached 24-hours a day at 954-448-7288.