Holding Distracted Drivers Responsible
It is not an understatement to say that distracted driving is an epidemic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 people were killed and more than 431,000 people were injured in 2014, the most recent year of statistics. Texting while driving or using social media while driving is not the only type of distracted driving, although these behaviors have certainly increased in recent years. Distracted driving can involve any activity that prevents a driver from focusing on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, the attorney you choose to represent you is a critical decision. For decades, people across Delaware who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents have put their trust in Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Our injury lawyers have recovered many millions of dollars for individuals and families across the state.
Going The Extra Mile To Prepare A Strong Case
Under Delaware law, drivers are barred from using cellphones or electronic devices while driving, with the exception of hands-free devices, although people frequently violate this law. Our law firm will request the distracted driver’s phone records and take all other steps necessary to prove the other driver’s negligence.
Proving that the other driver is at fault is only part of the equation, however. We must also prove your damages, which can include your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Even if it is relatively simple to prove the other driver’s negligence, the insurance company will attempt to minimize the value of your claim. Preparation at all stages of a case is essential to its success. Our preparation will put you in the best possible position for success.