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Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Accidents caused by distracted drivers are increasing year after year in America. When a driver isn't paying attention to the road, they are risking their and everyone else's safety.

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is an ever-increasing cause of motor vehicle crashes in the United States. Distracted driving includes more than just texting while driving. It includes things like eating, applying makeup, talking to passengers, talking on the phone, using a mobile phone for GPS, using a mobile phone for music, or tuning the radio. In 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes. While there have been many laws passed in recent years, as well as awareness campaigns about the dangers, distracted driving is still an ever-present danger on our roads today.

If you’ve been the victim of a distracted driver, you need a personal injury lawyer who knows who to prosecute these types of claims. Often times distracted driving crashes might not be obvious who is at fault. We have experts who are trained and certified in doing image downloads of the defendant driver’s phone, which is usually where the majority of liability evidence resides. We have handled cases where we were able to present evidence to the jury that a driver had been using his phone for GPS, texting, online dating, and music in the minutes leading up to the crash. This evidence was key in securing a favorable verdict for our clients.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident regardless of where you live, we will be happy to evaluate your potential case through a free consultation.

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    You shouldn’t suffer the consequences for someone else’s negligence. That’s why we get to work as soon as possible, making sure the at-fault driver is held accountable. We do this through thorough investigative means involving eye witness testimony, phone records, and recreations of the scene of the accident. Determining fault is the most important part in understanding options and how to best proceed, which is why we work hard to learn the specifics of the case as early as possible.

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    Unparalleled Experience

    Our team doesn’t just consist of lawyers. We work with a group of experts to understand every aspect of the case, no matter the situation. We can determine such information as the use of cruise control, the speed before and at the time of impact, and whether there was any mechanical failure that could have lead to the accident. We rely on expert-provided evidence to ensure your claim is as solid as possible and that you get the maximum compensation you are owed.


    Determining Fault

    The rise of distracted driving means that it is likely that there was not a single, wholly at-fault driver. Rather, the fault is split among multiple parties. Even if you are found to be partially at-fault, this does not necessarily mean that you are not eligible for compensations. Many states have “comparative fault” laws, which state that even at-fault parties can claim damages. These laws vary depending on state, with some allowing parties over 50% at-fault to receive compensation, while others restrict eligibility to only those found to be under 50% at-fault. Most laws reduce compensation based on the level of fault determined.

    If you are unsure if you could be found to be at fault and are wondering about your state’s comparative fault laws, contact Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP.


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    Below is a list of some of the most-frequently-asked questions by our clients and prospective clients. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us.

    • Why should I hire an attorney?

      Potential defendants are usually covered by insurance. The insurance companies are notified immediately when an accident occurs, and they usually hire attorneys and expert witnesses to investigate the claim. It is important that witnesses be interviewed as soon as possible and evidence be preserved. Witnesses will often be more difficult to locate or will have a poor memory if they are interviewed much later after the accident has occurred. Evidence such as machinery parts or skid marks on the highway will disappear unless preserved quickly. Insurance companies have insurance adjusters who will contact you and try to be friendly. You should not trust the statements that insurance adjusters make to you. They are not working for you and will sometimes make misleading statements in an effort to trick you into resolving your case. Insurance adjusters also might record your conversations with them and use your statements against you in order to try to save money for the insurance companies.

      The main thing we try to impress upon people is that it’s never too early to talk to an attorney, and it’s always too late. By that we mean that speaking with an attorney very soon after a crash or other accident in no way will harm you. Along the same lines, the longer you try to handle a claim on your own or delay hiring competent counsel, irreparable damage can be done in the form of recorded statements given to the insurance companies and evidence not being preserved. There is no risk or fee for speaking with an attorney and arranging an initial consultation.

    • How and when do I pay for a personal injury attorney?

      Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay the attorney only if and when the attorney has successfully made a recovery in your case, either by settlement or by winning a jury trial. Our philosophy is that clients have enough to worry about, so clients at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman never pay us a dime out of their pockets directly; when you’re case is finished, the insurance company sends a check to our law firm, we take our percentage fee from that check, and send the remainder to the client.

      In the rare event we are unable to make a recovery on your case, you still don’t pay us a dime, and that even includes case costs, court costs, expert fees, and any advances. There is truly zero risk in hiring a personal injury law firm like Glasheen, Valles & Inderman.

    • What is my claim worth?

      Personal injury claims are usually resolved by either settlement or by a jury. When a case is settled, it is the client’s decision of whether or not to accept a settlement offer. The lawyer will advise the client as to the potential value of the claim. Lawyers evaluate the potential value of a claim by predicting what a jury would do based on experience with similar claims.A jury can consider all sorts of damages in a personal injury case including medical expenses in the past and in the future, loss of earnings in the past and in the future as a result of the injury, physical pain and mental anguish in the past and in the future, compensation for impairment – that is loss of use, and disfigurement damages. The jury has discretion in awarding the sums. We can give you advice on the value of your claim based on our experience with some of our claims and similar jury results.

    • How long will my claim take to resolve?

      The time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim depends very much on the type of case. We believe that it is important to prosecute claims as quickly and efficiently as possible. We usually like to have our client finish with their medical treatment so that we can fully and properly evaluate their injuries before we attempt to settle the claim. Sometimes we can assist a client with making advances to cover lost wages or living expenses while the client is waiting for the case to be resolved. Typically, automobile accident cases with fairly minor injuries can be resolved in about six months. More serious accident cases usually take anywhere from six months up to a year and a half or longer.