Denver Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Distracted drivers are the biggest danger most of us face when we get behind the wheel. Almost anything can become a distraction, and anything that takes a driver’s focus away from the road can be deadly. A split second of inattention can lead to serious crashes and catastrophic injuries. When distractions are combined with excessive speeds, the consequences are often fatal.
If you believe your crash was caused by a distracted driver, please know you are not alone and you have options available to you. Before you accept an insurance settlement or sign anything, contact a Denver car accident attorney at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, and sit down to discuss your case. We’ll look for the maximum compensation to cover all your injuries and losses, even the emotional ones. And if we represent you, you pay no fee to us until after you’ve recovered money from the at-fault party. Call (303) 665-2929 today.
When people get behind the wheel of a car, truck, or SUV, they assume an awesome responsibility. When you’re driving, you have direct control over thousands of pounds of machinery, which can travel much faster than most people can fully appreciate. Being able to react quickly is essential to safely operating a vehicle, and anything that takes away your reaction time is a serious danger to everyone on the road.
When a driver is distracted, he takes his eyes, hands, or focus away from the vehicle and the road beyond it. It becomes harder to see what is happening and react in an appropriate way. And yet, distracted driving is incredibly common in Denver.
We often think of mobile phones as the biggest distraction for drivers, and they are. However, the main cause of distraction for drivers involved in fatal collisions, based on insurance company data, is daydreaming or becoming “lost in thought.” Mobile phones were the second biggest distraction, yet five times as many deadly collisions were caused by daydreaming.
The third biggest source of distraction in fatal accidents was people, objects, or events outside the vehicle. Fourth was other occupants within the vehicle. Talking with a passenger can be a major distraction, especially for young and inexperienced drivers. It doesn’t matter what kind of distraction the at-fault driver was engaged in – talking, eating, putting on makeup, or flipping through a Spotify playlist – he or she is still responsible for paying for the damages caused by the wreck.
Collisions involving distracted drivers can be extremely destructive. Since a distracted driver might not even be looking at the road, he might not try to brake or swerve to avoid a collision, and strike another vehicle or pedestrian at high speeds.
In a crash with a distracted driver, people may suffer:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fatalities (wrongful death)
If a distracted driver does hit a pedestrian or bicyclist, who lacks the protection of a vehicle, the results are more likely to be tragic.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to a distracted driver, take action to hold the driver accountable for what he or she has done. Call the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, at (303) 665-2929 to discuss your options and make sure your rights are protected.
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