Injuries Caused by Distracted Drivers
Driving is a dangerous activity, and it carries inherent risks. However driving becomes much more dangerous when a driver is distracted. It doesn’t matter if the driver is texting, talking on the phone, eating or trying to wrangle their kids or their pets. Taking your eyes off the road even for a second can lead to a serious accident, and serious injuries. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, contact the law office of Altman & Altman LLP today.
Being involved in even a minor car accidents can lead to serious health issues requiring costly medical services. In many cases, insurance may not sufficiently cover these expenses. This is where an experienced personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman can help, as we have over 50 years of experience advocating on behalf of those who have been injured due to the negligent actions of others.
While phone use on the roadways has been a problem contributing to accidents since car phones first became a standard feature, it is hard to imagine anybody could have foreseen the blistering speed at which smart phones inundated society. In just 10 years since the iPhone was first released in 2007, almost 100 percent of people in America under the age of 50 now own a smart phone.
Smart phones contain endless means to distract drivers – from simple phone conversations, text messaging, emails, games, access to social media and the entirety of the internet – and it has been estimated that upwards of a million people are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of a vehicle at any given moment during the day. A scary 36 percent of people admitted to texting and driving while behind the wheel in 2015.Legal Advice Is Crucial After a Crash
While it is law in Massachusetts to have car insurance coverage that will cover both yourself and anybody else who is injured in an accident – regardless of who is at fault – this does not mean that someone who hits you while being distracted behind the wheel will actually have insurance, or that the insurance payment will be enough to actually pay for your medical expenses.
In such a situation, it is of pivotal importance to hire a competent, experienced personal injury attorney to deal with the insurance companies and pursue any additional legal avenues which could result in you receiving more compensation to pay for your bills and make up for money that you’re unable to earn by missing work.
In some cases, pursuing a civil suit against a negligent or distracted driver might be the best course of action, and the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman have a wealth of experience and history of success doing so. We will aggressively pursue a settlement or fight for the best possible verdict on your behalf, while you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
If you are involved in any automobile accident where the other driver was distracted, they are at fault for the accident, and they are liable for any medical expenses that you may incur as a result. There is no excuse for driving while distracted, and there is no reason for you to suffer the results of someone else’s negligence.
Protect yourself and the interest of your loved ones who depend on you by hiring an experienced personal injury attorney with a long experience in helping those who have been injured in car accidents. At Altman & Altman LLP we offer free consultations to go over the details of your case and how to proceed.
Call today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.