Distracted driving can cause catastrophic injuries in Madison. If you were injured in a car accident because of someone else’s inattention behind the wheel, our Madison distracted driving attorney could help you seek compensation for the losses you sustained because of the accident.
Distracted driving is a significant problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that nine people lose their lives every day in our country from crashes involving distracted drivers. You should not be responsible for paying the price of someone else’s negligence.
Our Madison Attorney Can Help You Hold the Distracted Driver Responsible for Your Injuries
You have good reason to be nervous if you see a nearby driver who looks distracted while operating their vehicle. Distracted driving can take a person’s eyes and mind off the road, increasing the likelihood of them causing a collision.
When a distracted driver causes a crash, our Madison car accident lawyer can help you seek justice. On your behalf, we will:
- Investigate the cause of the accident
- Gather evidence
- Communicate with the liable party and their insurer
Our firm has handled distracted driving cases before, so we understand how to guide you through the legal process. We can help you hold the liable party accountable.
Our Madison Distracted Driving Lawyer Can Establish Liability
As we work on your case, we will need to prove that another party was the reason you were injured. We can prove the distracted driver is at fault by satisfying the following elements of negligence:
- The distracted driver had a duty to drive safely, which included paying attention to the road ahead.
- They breached their duty of care. Failing to focus their attention on the road is negligence.
- The negligent activity caused the collision.
- You suffered provable damages because of the liable party’s negligence.
For a free legal consultation with a Distracted Driving Accident lawyer serving Madison, call 800-537-8185
Damages You Can Recover in Madison Distracted Driving Crashes
Whether we decide to pursue an insurance claim or a lawsuit, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party. After you establish the legal liability of the distracted driver, you could recover damages such as:
- Lost income if you did not get your full regular paychecks while away from your job recuperating from your injuries.
- Future lost income if, after you heal completely, you still experience lingering problems like loss of bodily function, chronic pain, or weakness that decreases your ability to earn a living.
- Medical expenses for the treatment of your wounds. This category can include the ambulance and emergency room, surgery, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, blood transfusions, diagnostic procedures, lab work, and prescription drugs.
- Items like wheelchairs, adapted vehicles, and home modifications to accommodate your disabilities.
Your non-economic, intangible losses can include things like pain and suffering damages for the physical discomfort and emotional distress of your injuries, as well as disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses that do not tend to come with receipts or invoices.
Also, if your loved one died because of a crash caused by a distracted driver, we might be able to pursue punitive damages for the family in a wrongful death case.
Our Madison Attorney Won’t Charge You Any Upfront Fees
Sometimes people hesitate to call a lawyer because they think they will have to pay thousands of dollars upfront for legal fees. Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that there are no upfront legal fees you have to pay.
You do not have to pay us any attorney fees until the end of the case. Our legal fees will come out of the settlement or court award you receive. Even then, you do not owe us any fees unless you win your case.
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Four Things To Do After Getting Hurt in a Madison, Alabama Distracted Driving Collision
If you have not gone to the doctor or emergency room after your accident, you will want to do so at once. Your medical records will be a necessary component of your injury case, and seeking prompt medical attention can increase your likelihood of healing well.
In addition to addressing medical treatment, here are four things you might want to consider doing if you got hurt in a distracted driving accident in Madison, Alabama:
- Talk to a Madison distracted driving attorney right away. Proving the negligence of the at-fault driver can be challenging, and we should start our investigation as soon as possible before evidence disappears.
- Complete the treatment your doctor prescribed. If you have an adverse reaction to some component of the medical intervention, talk to a doctor immediately. Otherwise, completing the prescribed procedures will prevent the defendant from trying to reduce your settlement amount because of the incomplete treatment.
- Stay off of social media. We recommend that our injured distracted driving accident clients take a complete break from posting any photos or comments on their social media accounts. The defendant can take your posts out of context and try to use them against you in your injury case.
- Focus on your health and wellness. When you work with a lawyer on your injury case, you can get the rest you need to recuperate and rebuild your life. You can leave the legal matters to us.
We provide additional customized guidance for our clients based on their individual situations.
Contact Us for Legal Help in Your Madison Distracted Driver Case
The Morris Bart law firm is happy to provide a free initial consultation on distracted driver collision cases. You can call to speak with a member of our team. We provide compassionate, attentive legal services for our clients. All you have to worry about is getting better because we take care of the rest.
Don’t hesitate to begin seeking the financial recovery you deserve. You can contact us today.
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