If you or a loved one was part of an accident caused by texting while driving, you may be entitled to collect financial compensation for your losses. A lawyer with our firm can stand by your side to construct a case that represents your legal position. You may be able to collect various forms of compensation, including awards for your personal injuries, lost income, property damage, psychological harm, and other damages.
A texting while driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate the accident to determine who was liable for an accident and its damages. In doing so, we can collect evidence and examine the law to establish a liable party. Our team will then negotiate with all relevant parties as your case moves forward.
Establishing a Liable Party and Going After Recoverable Damages
According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving takes on many forms, and sending a text or reading an incoming message takes a driver’s eyes off of the roads for an average of five seconds. As the NHTSA points out, this is the equivalent of driving a football field in length without looking.
Liability is a key subject in accidents caused by texting while driving. When you have a lawyer from our firm working on your case, they will look closely at the role of other parties. If texting while driving is suspected, your lawyer may seek to gather phone records of all drivers involved in an accident.
When drivers express obvious forms of negligence, recklessness, and carelessness, they may assume full responsibility for an accident and its damages. We can work to get to the source and cause of the accident, advocating for your rights along the way.
Potential Compensation Available to You
Medical treatments and other expenses can add up quickly after an accident. As such, a victim may be eligible to receive financial compensation for their losses. Some potential forms of financial compensation that you may qualify for include the following:
- Emergency medical transportation services
- Exams, tests, and medical procedures
- Assistive medical devices
- Surgeries and operations
- Lost income
- Psychological trauma
- Prescription medications
- Property damage
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation programs
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
- Pain and suffering
A Macon texting while driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will defend your legal position after an accident. Our team of lawyers will work on your behalf to properly assess your damages and seek fair compensation from any liable party.
Working with Our Lawyers to Build a Case and Pursue Justice
According to the statute of limitations outlined in OCGA §9-3-33, if you suffer a personal injury in an accident in the State of Georgia, you may seek legal recourse only within the limited timeframe put forth by the state.
Far too many people think that they have limitless time to begin building a case after an accident. However, statutes such as these showcase the importance of acting promptly.
Protecting Your Right to File a Lawsuit
Once a lawyer takes you on as a client, they will begin to deconstruct the details of the accident in question. To do so, they will look at the relevant state, local, and federal laws. They will also investigate the accident with scrutiny.
Did other drivers commit blatant acts of misconduct? Were multiple parties responsible for an accident and its damages? Your lawyer will look closely at these issues and others as they establish a liable party.
Gathering Evidence to Establish Liability
In their investigation, your legal team will collect witness reports, phone records, video footage, and any other pieces of evidence that will help them identify a liable party. From here, they will seek to hold all liable parties to account for their actions.
Handing Insurers and Liable Parties
Your lawyer will negotiate with other parties connected to your case as they strive to collect all forms of recoverable damages that may be rightfully owed to you and your loved ones.
When other parties such as insurance agents and law enforcement need to speak with you, your lawyer will handle these conversations on your behalf. Your recovery is most important, and your lawyer will give you the space to devote your full attention to healing.
Representing Your Case in a Trial
If we cannot secure fair compensation for your losses through negotiations with insurers, we will not hesitate to bring your case before a judge or jury.
To do this, we will file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Just like we help you with your insurance claim, we will handle all the necessary paperwork for your lawsuit, and we will represent you in a trial.
Sometimes, filing a lawsuit results in a return to the negotiation table, and the liable party’s insurers may offer you a fair settlement before your case goes to court. If not, we will seek fair compensation in the form of a court-awarded offer.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
A Macon texting while driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will defend your rights as a victim. We will identify a liable party and work to hold them to account for their negligence, misconduct, or reckless behavior.
Our team of lawyers will represent you throughout the negotiation process, and we will continue our defense of your position in a trial if needed. We will go after any form of financial compensation that you and your loved ones may be entitled to collect.
Call (404) 888-8888 today to learn more about how someone from our team can assist you with your case.