Temecula Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
You Don’t Pay Our Attorneys Unless You Win
In recent years, the problem of driver distraction has received heightened attention from media sources and safety advocates. Still, many drivers seem to believe that they are immune to the dangers of distracted driving.
The reality is that driver distraction causes tens of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths each year. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a distracted driver, contact Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC. We are a family-owned law firm with offices in Temecula and Hemet, California. You can trust our family to help yours.
Driver Distraction Takes Many Forms
Although texting while driving is known to be the most dangerous and most common kind of distracted driving, the truth is that driver distraction takes many forms. By obtaining witness statements and using other investigative techniques, we are able to build strong cases on behalf of our clients who have been injured by distracted drivers.
Motor vehicle accidents are caused by all a variety of behind-the-wheel behaviors, including:
- Eating and drinking
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Talking on a phone
- Talking to passengers
- Turning around to tend to a child
- Reaching for items in the vehicle
- Adjusting the stereo
- Reading a map
- Looking at or making videos
- Using social media
- Adjusting a GPS device
Three Main Types of Distracted Driving
There are three main types of distracted driving. Understanding how drivers become distracted is one step toward preventing crashes. Keep in mind, too, that the three types of distraction can occur simultaneously, posing an even higher risk of a collision.
- Visual Distraction
- Cognitive Distraction
- Manual Distraction
Helping Victims of Distracted Driving Get Compensation
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, contact Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. From our offices in Temecula and Hemet, we help injury victims throughout the state of California to obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may need compensation for:
- The cost of medical care
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical needs
Our Temecula distracted driving attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience in helping accident victims obtain full and fair compensation for injuries. We know how to investigate distracted driving accidents with a view toward maximizing compensation for our clients.
Should I provide a recorded statement to the insurance company?
It is our strong recommendation that this not be done without legal representation so as not to jeopardize your claim. The reality is that insurance claims adjusters are skilled at asking questions that are designed to result in the reduction or denial of your claim. Insurance companies are businesses, and they are in business to make money. Their lawyers often try to use recorded statements in order to minimize or deny the value of accident claims. You need us to help you.
Should I inform the other party's insurance company about the accident?
To pursue the claim, the other party’s insurance company needs to be contacted. However, the other party's insurer — and likely your insurer — may take something that you said and manipulate your statement in order to minimize or altogether deny your accident claim. Again, contact us as soon as possible after your accident, as we can handle any further communication with the insurance companies to ensure no misunderstandings occur and you claim is not jeopardized. Also, if the other party's insurer contacts you for information, you are not obliged to make any statements. Instead, refer the insurer to your attorney.
Should I inform my insurance company that I was involved in a crash?
Yes. Waiting to notify your insurer could result in your accident not being covered. However, when you contact the insurance company, provide only the facts of the case and avoid making any statements about who was at fault. You should contact a personal injury lawyer before making any more statements to the insurance company.
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