Compensation For Injuries Caused By Distracted Driving Accidents
Although every licensed driver should know the importance of paying attention while operating a motor vehicle, far too many drivers engage in other distracting activities while operating their vehicles. This activity places all the other drivers in danger. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by distracted driving, you should not have to shoulder the burden of medical costs, lost wages and other damages.
At The Law Office of Carl Knickerbocker, P.C., I can help you. As an experienced attorney who has handled hundreds of personal injury claims for clients throughout the Georgetown, Texas, area, I know how to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Distracted driving can include:
- Technological distractions: With the increase in handheld and in-dash technological devices, there is seemingly no limit to the technological distractions available to drivers. Texting while driving, cellphone use, working with GPS devices and even watching videos or using other forms of social media while driving are all too common.
- Talking and driving: It’s amazing the impact of talking to someone in the car can have on a driver’s attention. Especially young drivers and parents with small children, talking while driving can be a significant risk on the road.
- Intoxication: Everyone should know that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol increases the risk behind the wheel. Yet people continue to drive drunk, and drunk driving accidents remain a serious problem.
The technological distractions — talking on cellphones, texting, even watching videos on a smartphone while driving — are among the most common distracted driving issues. In many cases, I am able to review phone records to determine time of use. When I can link cellphone use with the time of accident, this creates liability and bolsters the case.
I truly care about my clients, and I do everything I can to obtain the best outcome possible in each case I handle. And unlike an increasing number of personal injury lawyers in recent years, I keep my contingency fees at a reasonable percentage, allowing you to keep more of your potential settlement or judgment award.