Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accident ATTORNEYS
Helping Victims of Distracted Driving Across Connecticut
Distracted driving is an increasing problem on Connecticut roads, and if you’ve been hit by a distracted driver, you know firsthand just how dangerous it can be. When motorists don’t follow their obligation to keep their eyes on the road and their minds attentive to the task of driving, others can be seriously hurt. The car accident attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC stand up for victims of distracted driving.
Launching an investigation to gather relevant evidence quickly is critical in a distracted driving case, as is getting an experienced, reputable attorney to stand up to the insurance company while you focus on healing. That’s why you should contact us right away and speak with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys.
UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL DUTY OF CARE IN DISTRACTED DRIVING
Motorists have a legal obligation to keep their full attention focused on the task of driving safely; anything that diverts that attention is distracted driving. There are three general categories of distraction:
- Visual: taking eyes off the road
- Manual: taking hands off the steering wheel
- Cognitive: mental distraction/loss of focus on driving
Texting while driving is perhaps the best-known type of distracted driving, and for good reason: it combines all of the above. That’s why Connecticut has statutes banning it. However, what matters from a liability perspective is whether the driver was distracted to the point of causing a crash, not whether the source of the distraction was a specific illegal activity. Motorists can be held liable for accidents they caused while speaking with a passenger, adjusting the radio, or eating and drinking behind the wheel, to name just a few.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU AFTER A DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENT
When you come to us after a crash caused by a distracted driver, we listen. We’ll seek to understand your side of the story, answer any questions you may have, and explain your legal rights and options. If you choose to retain our firm, we’ll launch an immediate investigation to secure evidence that the driver who hit you was distracted, which may include the police accident report, cell phone records, witness testimony and more.
Our law firm deals with the distracted driver’s insurance company on your behalf, letting you focus on healing and rebuilding your life. We’re often able to settle out of court, but we will absolutely be prepared to go to trial, including preparing our arguments in our in-house courtroom. We will be your relentless advocates because we understand this isn’t just a case. It’s your life.
Remember, it’s important that you get an attorney right away, before evidence vanishes and legal deadlines expire. Contact us today to schedule your free remote consultation with a car accident lawyer experienced with distracted driving.