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New Haven Texting and Driving Accidents Attorneys

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident because another driver was texting while driving, you are likely deserving of compensation and should get a personal injury attorney. When we get behind the wheel of a car, we make an unspoken promise to the other drivers on the road that we are going to drive safely and protect each other. When someone breaks that trust for something as unimportant as sending a text, they are behaving recklessly and show that they are prioritizing their social engagements over the lives and well-being of those around them. They are breaking our trust and putting their own enjoyment that they get from texting above the needs and safety of everyone else on the road. Doing so much damage without having to pay for damages, medical bills, and more is not acceptable. As personal injury attorneys, we want to defend you to help people like this from taking advantage of others.

Do I Need a Texting and Driving Accident Attorney?

If you were injured in a texting and driving accident, you probably have a lot of questions. How am I going to pay my medical bills? How am I going to be able to go back to work if I am injured and my car is totaled? How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

All of these questions and more will be answered once you decide to set up a free consultation with a car accident attorney at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. In cases where the car accident was someone else’s fault because they were being reckless and making bad decisions such as texting and driving, the victim is very often entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, damages, pain and suffering, time off of work, legal fees, and more. This means that if you hire an attorney who is able to prove that your opponent is guilty, they will be the one to pay for the attorney to represent you.

If you are thinking about pursuing a personal injury case but are unsure if you need an attorney to represent you, you should really think about how daunting the legal process can be. You should not have to worry about litigation or stress out about how to present yourself in court. Instead, let us worry about all of that. We will keep you in the loop the entire time, but we also won’t overwhelm you with the details if that’s not what you want. You should be able to focus on your recovery and your friends and family in the aftermath of your accident rather than a stressful upcoming court case. With Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands.

Why Should I Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers?

When you are choosing an auto accident lawyer, you want someone who is talented, experienced and has a good track record, but you also want someone who is likable, understanding, and open. The attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have all of this and more. We love serving the people of Connecticut, and we always do our best to help those who have been hurt. To prove our dedication to your success, we have a contingency-based pay policy. This means that we don’t get paid until you are compensated for the injuries and damages caused by your accident. Everything is free up until we actually win and you have the means to pay for your damages and legal fees because we don’t want the inability to afford an attorney to deter people from pursuing compensation for personal injuries.

One of the very talented injury attorneys at our office is Jeffrey Lynch. Lynch received his bachelor’s degree in World Politics from Catholic University in 1981, followed by his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1984. He has been practicing law for over three decades, and started gaining litigation experience very shortly after graduating from law school. His clients all love him and how dedicated he is to his work, and he would put everything he has into helping you win your texting and driving accident case. He is one of our team members who work out of the Bridgeport location of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers.

Another attorney you could have working on your case is Scott Burg, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University before getting his Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law in 2007. He has been admitted to the bar associations of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and he even used to work for the state of Connecticut. He is very experienced in personal injury cases, especially when it comes to automobile accidents. Burg practiced personal injury law at another firm before joining Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, and his talent in the courtroom speaks for itself. Having one of these talented people working for you would bode very well for your chances of winning the total you deserve during your trial.

Texting and Driving Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents. Distracted driving resulted in over 3,166 deaths in 2017, 297 of whom were killed in a crash involving a teenager aged 15 to 19. The NHTSA defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.” However, of all of these activities that constitute distracted driving, they say texting is by far the most alarming.

Sending or reading a text takes, on average, about five seconds. That’s five seconds without your eyes on the road. A lot can happen in that time, and a life can be destroyed. This is a cause of death and injury that is entirely preventable, people just need to realize that the value of a human life is much more than the value of replying to a friend’s text a few minutes faster. This is why we are so passionate about defending those who are hurt by people who text and drive. It gives us the opportunity to help someone repair parts of their lives that were destroyed in their accident, but it also helps the driver learn a lesson, so they hopefully won’t make the same mistake again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is the best match for me?

Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we try to be the best attorneys we can be, regardless of who our client is or how much money we think we can win for them. We strive to always be kind, accommodating, and comforting, as well as being good at our jobs. This makes us successful in the courtroom, but more importantly, it makes us successful in ensuring this process is as stress-free as possible for our clients.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer? Is it worth it?

Especially when you consider our contingency-based payment plan, there’s not really a way for it to not be worth it. With us, you don’t pay any money out of your own pocket. Instead, you’ll just hand over a percentage of your winnings to cover our fees. If you don’t win your case, you will not have lost anything.

Who will be working on my case?

In addition to our amazing attorneys, you will also get to meet other members of our fabulous office staff. On our testimonials page, one of the most common comments we get are positive reviews of our caseworkers, one of whom is the talented Renita Lathrop. Our clients can’t say enough great things about her! They say she is one of the best parts of our office, she always goes the extra mile, and she was the reason people allowed themselves to stop stressing out about their cases. Shawn Von Brieson and Carmen Baldwin, two more caseworkers, are also extremely positive parts of their clients’ experiences, and it has been said that they are very thorough and are always attentive to the needs of their clients, ensuring that they are kept in the loop with everything that is happening with their case.

No matter which of our locations you go to, you will be in the hands of a group of our stellar attorneys and case managers. We hire staff who are passionate about helping people and are calm under pressure, so they are the perfect people to have on your side during a trial.

Contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

If you were injured in a texting and driving accident, don’t let a lack of knowledge of the legal system or a fear of how much it will cost prevent you from seeking justice. You don’t have to pay your attorney until after you have won your case, and we will explain the entire process to you so you can understand what each step will look like. We don’t want you to be stressed or confused throughout this ordeal, but in order to get compensated for your injuries, you need to take the first step. Give the attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers a call at (203) 397-1283 or use the live chat feature on our website to set up your free consultation.

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Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum


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