If you were hurt in an accident caused by a driver who was texting while driving, a Smyrna texting while driving accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for your losses.
The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understands that these situations can be difficult to navigate. You do not have to worry about the legal aspects of your case with us on your side. We can handle all the details so you can focus on healing from any injuries you may have suffered.
Call a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a free case review at (404) 888-8888.
Other Contributors to Your Texting While Driving Accident
To pursue compensation for your losses, our team will need to view your situation as a whole. We understand that other factors may have played a role in your collision. We want to build a case that reflects the full scope and impact of your situation.
In addition to texting while driving, the at-fault driver may have demonstrated other forms of negligence behind the wheel. Other contributing factors in your Smyrna car accident may have included:
- Drinking and driving
- Driving while impaired by drugs
- Disregarding traffic signals
- Failing to yield to the right-of-way
- Road rage
The cause of your collision will provide your lawyer with information regarding your case. During the course of our investigation, we may find that there are multiple parties responsible for your losses. For instance, if you were in an accident on a road that was left in a dangerous condition by a road crew, you may be able to pursue compensation from those responsible for the site.
We are committed to your case’s success. You can tell us about your case today at no cost.
For a free legal consultation with a texting while driving accidents lawyer serving Smyrna, call (404) 888-8888
Compensable Losses in a Texting and Driving Accident Case
You may have questions about the types of compensation you can recover through an insurance claim or lawsuit. In most cases, you can expect to recover the reasonable cost of your injury-related losses. Yet, based on the nature of your situation, you could be eligible to seek compensation beyond your medical expenses. The prospective value of your case may depend on your injuries, property damage costs, whether your quality of life was affected, and other factors that a lawyer can explain in greater detail.
The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that some types of compensable losses in a personal injury case include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Healthcare expenses
A representative from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can provide more clarity regarding the recoverable losses in your case. Dial (404) 888-8888 to speak with a team member.
Compensable Losses in a Fatal Texting and Driving Accident Case
If you lost a loved one due to a texting-while-driving accident, you have our deepest sympathies. We want to take care of your case while you mourn your loss and spend time with your loved ones. When you call our team, we can also explain the types of recoverable losses available to wrongful death claimants.
Some compensable losses in a fatal car accident case include:
- Loss of companionship and the loss of other intangible benefits provided by the deceased person
- Funeral, burial (or cremation), and memorial costs
- The decedent’s outstanding medical bills
You typically have a limited amount of time from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33. Failure to adhere to a statute of limitations deadline could have adverse consequences for your claim. A lawyer can tell you more about this timeline and how it may apply to your case.
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Types of Car Accident-Related Injuries
You will need to show evidence of the costs and losses associated with your injuries in order to pursue compensation. Your Smyrna texting while driving accident lawyer may even speak with your doctor about your diagnosis and prognosis. They may be able to use your medical records to show that the accident exacerbated any pre-existing conditions that you may have had.
Some types of injuries that you may be dealing with include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Torn ligaments
- A traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord trauma
- Strains and sprains
- Cuts, abrasions, contusions, and lacerations
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
If you do not see your particular injury listed above, do not worry; our team is still willing to evaluate your case and explain your financial recovery options. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can answer your questions today at no cost.
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Information Your Lawyer Can Use to Build Your Case
You will need to prove that you were the victim of someone else’s negligence to pursue compensation in your personal injury case. However, your allegations must be based on evidence. Your lawyer will be tasked with building your case. They may need to investigate your case and find evidence.
The following pieces of information could be used to build your case:
The Police Report
In Georgia, you are required to report a collision to law enforcement if:
- Anybody passed away
- Anybody was injured
- Property damage exceeded $500
Not only does the police report document that an accident occurred, but it also gives information regarding fault, the location of the accident, and the time at which it happened. It will also note whether the paramedics were called.
Your Medical Records
Proving that you were injured is one of the most important aspects of your claim. Your medical records may be able to demonstrate this element.
Property Damage Costs
If you are claiming compensation for property damage costs, you will need to present proof of your losses. This could include receipts, invoices, and billing statements. In addition to these documents, you should also take pictures of the damage to your vehicle. By having these pieces of information, you make it harder for the insurance company to dispute your claim.
The Other Party’s Phone Records
When you file your case, the other party may deny fault. They may contest certain parts of your testimony and say that they were not texting and driving at the time of the accident. By using their phone records, we can prove that they were engaging in distracted driving practices. For instance, if they sent a text message at 3:00 pm and the accident happened at 3:01 pm, we can assume that they were texting and driving.
Call Us Today for Help with Your Case
A Smyrna texting while driving accident lawyer can help you seek compensation. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is ready to build your case. Dial (404) 888-8888 to speak with a representative and learn more about the services we provide.