Denver Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers
Were you seriously injured in a car accident due to the negligence of a distracted driver? If yes, he or she is liable for your injuries and related damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The personal injury lawyers at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. provide a strong voice for victims throughout Colorado who have been injured in accidents caused by a driver using a cell phone while driving or another distraction. Consult our experienced Denver distracted driver accident attorneys today to discuss your case during a free initial consultation.
Distracted Driving Statistics in Colorado
Distracted driving is a term that almost everyone has heard. Still, clients frequently ask us, “What is distracted driving?”
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, distracted driving involves driving while engaged in any activity that takes your focus away from the road. In 2019 alone, Colorado recorded 15,143 accidents that involved a distracted driver. Of those accidents, 4,361 people suffered some distracted driver accident injury. Tragically, 39 people lost their lives in these crashes. A lot of people think that distracted driving refers only to using a cell phone while you drive. However, types of distractions vary from cell phone use to trying to eat while driving. Any number of things can distract a driver. That’s why distracted driving occurs with such alarming frequency, even despite the devastating consequences. In fact, more than 90% of Colorado drivers self-reported driving while distracted.
Driving distracted creates unnecessary risks for every person on the road. If you suffered injuries in a collision caused by a distracted driver, you could pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Contact a distracted driver accident attorney at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. today to discuss your case.
Colorado Texting While Driving Accident Laws
When someone causes a car accident by this kind of negligent behavior, he or she is responsible for any injuries or other damage the accident caused. Sometimes it can be difficult to prove that an accident was caused by distraction due to text messaging or other distractions. For this reason, among others, it is very important that you retain the help of skilled lawyers to investigate the cause of your accident in order to identify the person responsible.
In many cases, serious accidents, leading to severe injuries, occur because the driver is not paying attention to driving because of a distraction by something else such as:
- Making a phone call or texting while driving
- Adjusting the radio or temperature gauge
- Talking to or disciplining passengers
- Eating or drinking
- Fixing his or her hair or makeup
The trial attorneys at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., will pursue compensation for your injuries through litigation when attempts at negotiation and mediation have failed in helping you to find a reasonable settlement to cover your damages. Review our representative cases for examples of successful results in personal injury claims.
How Can I Determine If I Suffered Injuries in a Distracted Driver Accident?
In Colorado, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against a driver whose negligence caused you to suffer harm. To prevail in a personal injury claim, you need to prove that the other driver was negligent. A party is negligent when they fail to act as a reasonable person would have acted in the same or similar circumstances. Demonstrating that a driver was distracted when they caused an accident can help you show that the driver was negligent. There are multiple ways that you can show the court that the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident, including:
- Testimony from bystanders that the driver was not focused on the road;
- Testimony from individuals in the car with the at-fault driver;
- Police reports, if available;
- Phone records from the at-fault driver;
- Social media records; and
- Statements made by the at-fault driver at the scene.
These are just a few of the ways you can demonstrate that a driver was distracted at the time of an accident.
If you recently suffered injuries in a distracted driver accident and do not know where to turn, our legal team is here to help. We have represented hundreds of clients in personal injury claims against negligent drivers. With Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. on your side, you can rest easy knowing your case is in the hands of a competent and experienced distracted driver accident lawyer.
Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C.: Pursuing Justice for Denver Victims
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay an agreed upon percentage of the compensation we are able to recover on your behalf. No recovery means no legal fees. If you have suffered severe injuries by a distracted driver’s negligence, contact the Colorado texting while driving accidents attorneys at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., to discuss your case in a free consultation.
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