Distracted Driving Accidents
Were you or a loved one involved in a car accident in Philadelphia as a result of distracted driving? Our Philadelphia distracted driving accident lawyers at Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers have deep experience in helping car accident victims get financial awards in cases just like yours.
Contact our Philadelphia, PA, law firm to discuss your case. We’ll meet with you at no charge so we can understand what happened and offer some initial guidance on possible options to help you get the best outcome possible.
Your first consultation is 100% free, and you don’t pay unless we win, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, law firm at (215) 875-7030.
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How Can Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After a Distracted Driving Accident in Philadelphia?
At Zavodnick & Lasky, our car accident attorneys in Philadelphia take pride in fighting for our clients to get the financial award they need to recover and move on. We understand what car accident injuries can do to your life because we’ve seen it with countless clients; crashes are devastating, whether it’s a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident.
Hiring a respected law firm known for winning can make all the difference. When you engage Zavodnick and Lasky to represent you in your car accident case, you can expect us to:
- Take the time to hear your side of the accident
- Review evidence, such as police reports and eyewitness statements
- Consult with leading experts in relevant fields, such as medical experts and accident reconstructionists
- Keep you informed and involved in all major decisions
- Treating you with the compassion and dignity
- Handle all negotiations with the insurance company
If your claim is denied, we’ll take the insurance company to court and represent you at trial. Trust your case to us — you’ll be in good hands.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving simply means a driver isn’t paying attention to what they should be while driving. The likelihood of an accident is significantly increased when a driver isn’t paying attention to the road.
Distracted driving accidents are especially frustrating for car crash victims because they’re so easily prevented.
Common examples of distracted driving include:
- Changing the radio
- Talking on the phone
- Texting and driving
- Putting on makeup
Any non-driving activity a driver engages in while driving can take attention away from the road and increase the likelihood of an accident.
Types of Distracted Driving
Distractions while driving fall into three categories.
Drivers could become distracted by events happening outside the vehicle, such as an accident, weather event (e.g., rain, snow, hail), pedestrians, or even actions of other cars.
Personal issues may contribute to an increased risk of an accident when they consume a driver’s thoughts. These issues, such as problems at work or home, may prevent a driver from focusing attention on driving safely.
Drivers may also become distracted by what’s on the radio or by conversing or arguing with other individuals in the vehicle. This is an especially dangerous situation because anger-fueled driving could result in recklessness, speeding, and failure to follow traffic laws.
How Prevalent Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car crashes in the United States. Every day there are 700 people seriously injured in accidents caused by distracted driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3142 people died in 2020 alone in car crashes that resulted from distracted driving.
What Injuries Could Result From Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving can lead to a wide range of injuries depending on the severity of the accident.
Injuries caused by distracted driving include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
Many injuries that result from a motor vehicle accident are lingering and may result in chronic issues, including pain, mental trauma, and/or other disabilities.
Contact Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injury law can be daunting and complex. That’s why it’s so important to hire a law firm with extensive experience in personal injury litigation. At Zavodnick & Lasky, we have that experience, and we’re ready to advocate on your behalf.
We’ll fight to get you damages to cover medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and more. The state of Pennsylvania only allows you two years to file a claim for damages after a car accident. Don’t risk waiting and losing your opportunity to recover damages for your injuries.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Philadelphia distracted driving accident attorneys.
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