You may have taken every precaution to drive safely. However, through no fault of your own, your life may be suddenly turned upside down, all because you were injured in a distracted driving accident. At Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman, you are more than a statistic to us.
We understand you may feel overwhelmed with medical bills and other expenses piling up after a serious car accident. You may feel at a loss not knowing how you can make ends meet, especially if your injuries have prevented you from working. We are here to address your concerns with real answers.
What Are the Four Types of Distracted Driving?
Generally, there are four types of distracted driving:
- Visual: Anything that takes your eyes off the road.
- Manual: Anything that takes your hands off the wheels of your vehicle.
- Auditory: Anything that prevents you from hearing your surroundings.
- Cognitive: Anything that takes your mind off of driving.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Victims of Distracted Driving
If you or your loved one was in a car crash, the best investment you can make is to select an experienced attorney committed to maximizing your financial recovery. This has been our focus for decades.
We focus almost exclusively on handling personal injury claims. We know how insurance companies work to try to limit their liability by assigning a percentage of fault to the victim. The insurance adjuster may claim that you did not signal properly or possibly drove unusually slowly.
Insurers will use any excuse possible to put part if not all the blame on you in order to limit how much compensation they have to pay. We conduct thorough investigations to limit any attempts to shortchange your financial recovery. Our distracted driving accident attorneys will work with you to understand what you remember just seconds before the collision occurred.
Any witness statements or police reports can further substantiate the cause of the car accident, such as:
- Texting and driving
- Checking Facebook or other apps on a smartphone
- Talking on a cell phone
- Eating while driving
- Disciplining children in the back seat
Proving Their Negligence
If you believe the other driver was texting or talking on his or her cell phone at the time of the accident, his or her phone records could be used to validate your claim. Any surveillance footage could also be used to help establish liability.
For highly complex cases, we have the resources to consult accident scene reconstructionists, especially when distracted driving leads to trucking accidents. We work with them to reconstruct how a motor vehicle accident occurred.
Our texting and driving accident attorneys have the skills and legal resources to prove fault, even when liability is initially unclear, to maximize financial recovery that accounts for the full extent of our clients’ injuries. Often, insurance agents fail to offer the full extent of coverage you will need for any lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If the at-fault party’s insurance provider has offered you a settlement, contact our attorneys before accepting anything.
Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman helps those who have been injured in a distracted driving accident throughout Northern Mississippi including the cities of Southaven and Hernando as well as the counties of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica.