Pittsburgh Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers
Experienced attorneys who fight for the compensation you deserve
Distracted driving has become a big problem and is the cause of many car accidents that leave people with serious injuries. If you were hurt in a crash caused by a distracted driver, recovering financial compensation can be a difficult process. The experienced car accident lawyers at Romanow Law Group are ready to fight for you.
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Distracted driving jeopardizes the safety of the driver, passenger, bystander and other motorists. Any activity that requires visual, manual or cognitive attention creates a dangerous distraction. Some of the more common examples include:
- Eating and drinking
- Using a cell phone
- Using an entertainment system
- Adjusting dashboard controls
- Talking to passengers
Distracted driving is linked to thousands of crashes throughout the state every year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The lives of victims can be changed in seconds. They are left with mounting medical expenses and are unable to take part in their usual activities. Drivers who cause accidents because they were distracted need to be held accountable.
Can I sue after a distracted driving accident?
That is usually an option, but there are different factors to consider. Pennsylvania uses a “choice no-fault” system for car insurance. It allows drivers to choose between “fault” or “no-fault” insurance coverage. Under a “no-fault” policy, you would first have to seek compensation through your own insurance company.
Drivers can also choose between “limited tort” and “full tort” insurance. This determines the types of damages you could seek compensation for through a lawsuit.
But in general, if you were seriously hurt in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you can take legal action to recover compensation. A lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf against the driver and negotiate with their insurance company on a settlement that meets your needs. If a settlement can’t be reached, a lawyer can take your case to trial.
Experienced car accident lawyers who build strong cases
Diverting attention away from driving jeopardizes the safety of the driver, passenger, bystander and other motorists. Too many drivers think it isn’t a big deal to take their eyes off the road just for a few seconds. In those few seconds, however, a car can pull out in front of them. The car in front can suddenly stop. Or someone can walk out into the road and get seriously injured.
If you were injured because of a distracted driver, you deserve financial compensation. Negligent drivers often deny they were distracted and proving it can be difficult. The other driver may even blame you for causing the accident.
Don’t expect much help from insurance companies. Their main concern is protecting their profits. To keep profits as high as possible, they try to pay you as little as possible. There’s many tactics they use to limit your compensation. They’ll question the seriousness of your injuries or argue they were pre-existing. They may offer you a settlement for far less than you deserve.
At Romanow Law Group, we build strong and compelling cases to hold distracted drivers accountable. We’re not interested in making quick settlements for less money. We’re interested in helping you win. We fight to help you recover maximum compensation, even if it means taking your case to court.
We are serious about getting you the best outcome
Our lawyers have the experience, legal knowledge and resources to build a case that the insurance company has to take seriously. We investigate accident scenes, collect evidence, carefully review accident reports, interview witnesses and, if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We demand compensation for all of the damages you suffered in your distracted driving accident. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work, loss of earning capacity and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Insurance companies know the lawyers that are out there. Some lawyers only want a quick settlement to make some quick cash. Insurance companies know that our firm is different. They know we are serious about recovering maximum compensation for clients, so they take us seriously when we have a case. It’s why we are able to get results.
If you were hurt in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, learn more about how we can help. Call us at 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Pittsburgh car accident lawyers.