New Haven Texting and Driving Accidents Attorneys
Were you hurt in an accident because another driver was texting while driving? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
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. When a driver chooses to text while driving, they are prioritizing their social engagements over the well-being of those around them. They are breaking our trust and putting their enjoyment from texting above the safety of everyone else on the road.
When a distracted driver causes an accident, they should be held accountable and have to pay for the victim’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you’ve been injured in a collision caused by a driver who was texting and driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the texting and driving accident attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today at (203) 397-1283 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
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 set up a free consultation with a car accident attorney at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. When the car accident was someone else’s fault because they were texting and driving, the victim is 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 can 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, you need to consider how daunting the legal process can be. You should not have to worry about litigation or how to represent 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 knowledgeable, experienced, and has a track record of successful verdicts and settlements. The attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have all of these qualities and more. We are proud to serve 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 work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid until you are compensated for the injuries and damages caused by your accident. Everything is free until we win your case and you have the means to pay for your damages. We don’t charge legal fees upfront because we don’t want the inability to afford an attorney to deter people from pursuing compensation for injuries caused by negligence.
Texting and Driving Accidents in Connecticut
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is the No. 1 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 about five seconds on average. 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 need to realize that the value of human life is of much more than replying to a text a few minutes faster. This is why we are so passionate about defending those who are hurt by people who text and drive. We want to help people repair parts of their lives that were destroyed in their accident. We also want the driver to learn a lesson, so they hopefully won’t make the same mistake again.
If you or someone you love was hurt due to a driver’s negligence (and texting is absolutely a form of negligence), you could be owed compensation including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Wages lost from time off of work
- Loss of future earnings (if you’ve become disabled)
- Home modifications (again, for disability)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain, post-traumatic stress, and anguish
If someone loses their life in a car accident and the other driver was texting while driving, the victim’s surviving family members could file a wrongful death action against the person responsible. They could be eligible to recover damages including funeral and burial expenses, loss of support, loss of companionship and other compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we got a lot of questions from clients and prospective clients regarding their personal injury cases. Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions. We hope you find our answers to be informative and useful. Let us know if you have questions about your unique cases by calling (203) 397-1283 today. We offer free initial consultations, which give us the opportunity to discuss all your legal options.
If a texting driver caused my injury crash, when should I take legal action?
Under Connecticut law, you have two years from the date the injury is first sustained or discovered to file an injury lawsuit. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations, and it is very strict. If you fail to take action within that time, the court will be barred from hearing your case. This means that you should consult with an experienced injury attorney right away to discuss your rights and legal options.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Because our injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay anything until we win compensation for you. Our consultations are always 100% free, and you won’t owe us a single penny until we get a settlement or verdict for you.
How can you prove that someone was texting while driving?
Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, there could be many different ways that your attorney could prove that the other party was distracted by texting while driving. In some cases, the police will cite the driver for texting if there is evidence showing that they were on their phone at the time of the crash. A citation from law enforcement will be a vital piece of evidence in your case. Your attorney could also obtain the person’s cell-phone records and could be able to show that they were texting right before the collison. There also might be video evidence from cameras nearby, and other essential pieces of evidence that could bolster your case. Your lawyer will need time to develop this info, so be sure to hire an attorney right away to give them time to thoroughly investigate your crash.
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 the cost prevent you from seeking justice. Remeber that you don’t have to pay your attorney until after you have won your case. We will explain the entire process so that you understand what each step will look like. We don’t want you to be stressed or confused throughout this ordeal. However, 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 initial consultation.