Distracted Driving Accidents
Helping the injured in Greater Lafayette
One dangerous driving behavior that has become increasingly common in recent years is distracted driving. In just a few seconds, this can cause a car accident that leaves people seriously hurt. But distracted driving crashes can be difficult to prove. And it can be hard to recover financial compensation.
If you've been injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver, the car accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan can fight for your rights every step of the way. We know how the legal system works and we will not rest until justice is served.
Type of distracted driving accidents
Distracted driving is when drivers engage in any activity that takes their attention away from the road. Examples include:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Talking to passengers in the car
- Using a GPS
- Adjust radio controls
- Eating in the car
Many people think distracted driving is no big deal. They justify it by saying they are only taking their eyes off the road for a few seconds. But that is more than enough time for an accident to happen. During those few seconds, a driver can drift into another lane or fail to see a car making a turn.
Driving while distracted is a choice people make, and it is an example of negligence. But people rarely admit to distracted driving. And proving a driver was distracted can be difficult. Insurance companies know this and often try to avoid paying the injured fair compensation. And they have lawyers who help them do it.
Fighting for people's rights since 1913
That's why you need an attorney who will fight for your rights. Our firm has a long history of standing up for the injured and helping them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Our attorneys know what it takes to build a strong case in accidents involving distracted driving. And we have a track record of results, including negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
When you are seriously injured in a car accident, the insurance company is supposed to help. But insurance companies are mostly concerned about their bottom line, and often try to pay as little as possible. They may make a lowball settlement offer that does not come close to covering your damages. They may even blame you for causing the accident.
That is not acceptable. We gather evidence to prove that a distracted driver caused the accident that led to your injuries. We review police reports, medical records and other evidence. We identify and interview witnesses who saw what happened. And if needed, we consult with accident reconstruction experts.
Your best interests come first here
Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that the insurance company has to take seriously. We determine the total amount of the damages you have suffered and demand compensation. This includes compensation for all past and future medical expenses related to your injury, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering.
Insurance companies know we have a reputation for getting results, and many are willing to negotiate a settlement with us. But if they won't agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will fight for you in court. Our focus is always on getting the best possible results for our clients, no matter how long it takes.
Learn more about how one of our car accident attorneys can help by calling 765-742-0056 for a free consultation.