San Jose Distracted Driving Attorney
Holding Careless Drivers Responsible for Their Actions
Distracted driving is one of the main causes of accidents on California roads. When careless people try to multi-task behind the wheel, the results can be deadly. Taking your eyes off the road for more than a second could result in a hazard going unnoticed and causing a serious collision with the vehicles around you.
After a car accident, it is important to have legal representation from an experienced San Jose distracted driving accident attorney. Our experienced lawyer can help you through the complex process that comes with taking legal action for an auto collision.
Depending on the facts of your case, an attorney will be able to advise you on which claims are available to you and provide information to better understand your rights after being involved in a distracted driving car accident.
With the help of an experienced distracted driving accident lawyer, individuals involved in such accidents can ensure they get the most out of their claim; seeking to protect themselves financially by pursuing complete compensation for medical bills, repair costs or other losses due to distracted driving.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, the San Jose car accident attorneys at Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm can stand up for your rights. Regardless of the type or severity of your injury, you may be take legal action to protect your entitlements after a distracted driving accident.
Our firm has recovered millions on behalf of clients injured in traffic collisions.
Distracted Driving is Negligent Driving
Being distracted behind the wheel is not an excuse for causing a collision, but many individuals may believe this prevents them from being held responsible. In other cases, individuals may attempt to conceal the fact that they were being distracted. In any case, distracted driving is a form of negligence, because it is a careless act in which the individual neglects their duties as a driver.
Drivers are responsible for the safety of themselves and everyone else on the road—careless and reckless behavior can put many people's lives at risk. At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, our car accident attorneys in the San Jose are able to hold distracted, negligent drivers accountable by helping victims of injury by carefully reviewing their accident situation and determining who the negligent parties were.
Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents
Any action that takes the driver's mind and eyes off the road or the driver's hands off the wheel has the potential to be a distraction. Many people perform these actions without realizing how risky those actions are. Some recent studies suggest that truck drivers are 23 times more likely to cause a collision when texting while driving.
Common driver distractions on the road include the following:
- Eating food and drinking beverages
- Grooming/applying makeup
- Operating a GPS device
- Operating the radio/CD player
- Reading a manual, book, etc.
- Using the cellphone/texting
- Watching a video
If you have lost a loved one to fatal injuries in an accident, you may pursue justice and protect your family in a wrongful death claim.
How to Handle Your Accident Claim
Car accident can leave you with serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and leave you unable to work for an extended period of time. A successful injury claim against the negligent party can award financial compensation for all losses related to the accident: medical costs, present and future lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses. You may even be awarded non-economic damages, such as compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.
To protect their entitlements and secure the compensation they need, it is important for accident victims to review their case with a skilled injury attorney. You may only collect once for same damages—this means that when you do file a claim, you should ensure you are able to receive the full amount of financial recompense.
Many individuals make the mistake of filing a claim that does not award them the full amount of compensation they need to make a recovery.
30+ Years of Personal Injury Experience in the San Jose!
Whether you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one to fatal injuries caused by distracted driving, our firm may help you determine the full amount of financial compensation you need and pursue an effective course of action.
Whether this means filing a claim with an insurance company, against a negligent driver, or a car manufacturer, our car accident lawyers have the skills and knowledge necessary to protect our clients' interests.
If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.
Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?
This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.
What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?
The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.
Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?
No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.