Distracted Driving Accident Law Firm -- Car Accident Lawyers

2013-07-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Distracted Driving

Joseph M. Busher

You see them every day: distracted drivers talking on cell phones, texting, and making left turns into traffic without looking because they are focused on a conversation. While it can be frustrating enough to have a self-centered driver slow you down or interfere with your day, when a negligent driver causes a serious accident, it is time to hold that person accountable for his or her actions. The Connecticut distracted driving accidents attorneys at Jackson O’Keefe are here to represent you in the process every step of the way.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 16 percent of all fatal auto crashes and 21 percent of all auto crashes causing injury are the result of distracted driving. One of the most common forms of distracted driving is texting while driving.

All drivers owe a duty to passengers and other drivers to exercise reasonable care while on public roadways. When a driver breaches this duty and causes an accident, individuals who are injured – and families of victims who are killed – are entitled to obtain compensation from the negligent driver for their medical and repair bills, lost income, and other damages. Victims in distracted driving cases are often able to receive substantial compensation due to the careless and depraved nature of the actions of the distracted driver.

Frequent indicators of negligent distracted driving include: Texting while driving; Handheld cell phone use; Unsafe lane changes (including merging too fast, too slow, or into oncoming traffic); Unsafe left turns.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a driver engaging in one of these or any other negligent acts, our auto accidents lawyers can help you win financial compensation. Call us at (860) 873 2994 any time or use the form above to contact us (we will respond immediately).

The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation you need when dealing with insurance companies following any type of motor vehicle accident. Car crashes and those involving motorcycles or commercial trucks all have specific laws and issues unique to them. Quick assessment of those issues, determining the cause of the crash and assessing the severity of your injury and your medical needs are the services you can expect when you retain our Wethersfield Connecticut car accident attorneys. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses. We provide the strongest possible representation to maximize your recovery. We will investigate the car accident scene, research the accident and your car, along with any other evidence that came into play at the time of your accident. We will stand up for you against any wrongdoer, trucking company or anyone else who has caused you harm. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended. Because of our experience in taking cases to trial, we can often obtain favorable settlements even without a trial. With over 50 years of representing Connecticut car accident litigants, the law firm of Jackson O’Keefe understands how the unique circumstances of your collision require careful and compassionate representation. We are also familiar with the very recent legal changes regarding distracted driving in this emerging, troubling area of injuries and death on the roads.

We have the knowledge and experience you need to handle your distracted driving case.  We fight the insurance companies on your behalf. We vigorously pursue maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.

 

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