“I didn’t see you.” “I looked down for one second at the radio.” “My kids needed my attention.” These all sound like reasonable excuses after a collision. Unfortunately, they aren’t enough for drivers to avoid paying for the economic and non-economic damages they caused. Part of upholding their duty of care was paying attention while behind the wheel. Failure to uphold that is negligence.
Our Plano distracted driving car accident lawyers can represent your case against such a driver. Everyone makes mistakes, but some mistakes require taking responsibility. We ensure this happens by pursuing fair compensation for your injuries, lost income, and pain and suffering. You can talk to a Plano car accident lawyer today to learn more at no charge.
You Can Expect a Lot from Our Distracted Driving Auto Collision Attorneys
Insurance companies expect a lot from victims—you have to prove that you weren’t responsible for the crash, that a distracted driver injured you, and that you deserve a certain amount of punitive damages. None of that should be your responsibility, and it doesn’t have to be. Instead, you can expect us to handle all of that for you.
Moreover, you can expect our firm to:
- Review your case for free with no obligation
- Not charge you a cent until you win your settlement
- Always answer your calls or emails
- Set up virtual meetings if you can’t come to our office
- Provide you with regular progress reports
- Accommodate your injuries and healing process
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Let Our Car Accident Attorneys Manage Your Distracted Driving Case
Need help with your car accident case because someone was distracted at the wheel? Let us take care of it for you. Our team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins knows how to handle these cases well because we’ve done it a lot.
You don’t need all the answers when you come to us. Just bring whatever information you’ve got, even if it’s just bits and pieces. We’ll figure out the rest.
We make things easy to understand, too. Our Plano personal injury lawyers use plain English simple legal terms, when discussing your case. And if you need clarification about anything to do with insurance companies or Texas laws, just ask us. We’re here to help make things clear for you.
Will the Driver Face Legal Consequences for Getting Distracted?
As the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) points out, texting while driving is a traffic violation. If the driver who hit you was on their phone during the crash, they could face fines. Depending on the area or circumstances, they could also face additional repercussions.
It is important to note that these Texas laws primarily address using phones while driving and may not encompass all forms of distracted driving. Other kinds of distractions might need to be covered. And just because there’s a fine for texting doesn’t mean you will automatically receive compensation for any harm or damages for pain caused. We’ll need to pursue an insurance claim or take legal action to receive compensation.
How Does a Texas Distracted Driving Lawyer Hold the Driver Liable?
Our motor vehicle accident lawyers can hold drivers accountable for all forms of distraction, not just texting or talking on the phone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that distractions can be visual, manual, or cognitive. Examples include:
- Shaving or putting on makeup
- Eating or drinking
- Changing the music
- Daydreaming or getting lost in thought
- Fiddling with the GPS
- Talking to passengers
- Trying to manage pets or kids
To hold a driver liable, our legal team will work to connect their distraction with the accident and your injuries. We combine that with evidence like photos, video footage, eyewitness testimony, medical records, and police reports. In fact, a record of the driver receiving a citation for distracted driving can prove vital in arguing for your damages.
Damages You Can Seek for a Plano Distracted Driving Injury Case
What you deserve is often one of the biggest questions we encounter after an accident. What medical bills are eligible for compensation? Can you only get lost income damages for a full-time job? How much should you ask for pain and suffering from a car accident?
The difference lies in every accident victim’s experience. The primary breadwinner for a family of four who suffers a spinal cord injury will need different compensation than a single person who gets whiplash. Nonetheless, both examples deserve comprehensive damages.
Types of Damages You Could Receive
Our distracted driving auto accident lawyers can assist you in identifying all the areas where you need compensation. Some common places we look:
- Emergency transportation and medical attention
- Diagnostic testing and imaging
- Surgeries and specialized procedures
- Follow-up care and appointments
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prescriptions and medical equipment
- Mental health counseling and medication
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
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Should You File an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit for Distracted Driving in Plano?
The answer may be yes. Sometimes, we file an insurance claim and then proceed to a lawsuit if negotiations don’t result in an agreement. At other times, if the driver didn’t have insurance coverage, we might file a claim with your insurance to cover some costs and/or sue the driver directly.
Deciding which path is right for you depends on examining your circumstances. Our Texas car accident lawyers can analyze the paths available for your distracted driving case and discuss which fits.
Another element influencing this decision is the statute of limitations. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you typically have two years to file in Texas. If the deadline is looming, we can quickly file to preserve your right to pursue compensation. Contact us today to learn more about the filing deadlines in your case.
Our Distracted Driving Lawyers Don’t Accept Excuses from Negligent Drivers
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins today if an inattentive driver in Plano hurt you. Our distracted driving car accident lawyers can act as the Strong Arm in your case. We fight back against any excuses used by the driver or their insurers. They hit you, so they should pay for your losses. It’s that simple. Call us anytime, 24/7, to learn more.