The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1,000 people are injured and nine people lose their lives every day due to distracted driving. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Pittsburgh caused by a distracted driver, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
A Pittsburgh distracted driving accident lawyer can help you hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for the cost of the medical care and other expenses related to your accident and injuries. Your lawyer can help you value your claim, negotiate a financial settlement, and obtain the compensation you deserve for you.
When you are ready to start building a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver, contact the client intake team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 598-7557 today.
The Danger of Distracted Driving
Safe driving requires each driver to keep his full attention on the safe operation of his vehicle. When a driver’s attention is even momentarily distracted, he poses a hazard to other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reports a list the following forms of distracted driving:
- Adjusting knobs and dials
- Other vehicle occupants
- And more
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because the other driver had been distracted, you have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver or the insurance company that represents them, a Pittsburgh distracted driving accident lawyer can help you prove the cause of the accident and the cost of your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call (800) 598-7557
Financial Compensation After a Distracted Driving Accident
A car accident caused by a distracted driver can leave you with severe injuries that require long recovery times. When you seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver, the costs of treating your injuries are only the beginning of your compensation claim.
In addition to your current and future medical expenses, you are also entitled to compensation for a full range of financial expenses and losses that stem from your injuries including:
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Property damage
When our Pittsburgh distracted driving accident lawyer represents you, we scrutinize your injury-related expenses to make sure nothing is overlooked when valuing your claim. We also make sure all medical bills, property repair or replacement costs, and other expenses have been received before starting settlement negotiations to ensure you receive the total financial value of your compensation claim.
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We Negotiate a Favorable Financial Settlement for You
You can avoid the time commitment and complexity of a court case by agreeing to accept a financial settlement from the at-fault driver or their insurance company. Since we will negotiate on your behalf, you are the only person who can say yes or no to a settlement offer.
Because accepting a financial settlement permanently resolves your compensation claim, you should know that we will fight hard to obtain the best possible financial outcome for you by carefully valuing your compensation claim. We will also help you avoid accepting a speedy settlement offer or one that is too small to fully cover the cost of your injuries and related expenses.
Our goal is to ensure the at-fault driver fully covers your injury-related expenses and that you are not left with any out of pocket costs for an accident that were not your fault.
Protect Your Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident in Pittsburgh, the state of Pennsylvania allows you to seek financial compensation for your injuries and other accident-related expenses from the at-fault driver. Your right to financial recovery is generally limited to two years, according to 42 Pa. CSA § 5524.
If you do not file your personal injury lawsuit against the distracted driver within the allotted time, you may not be able to file it all. Also, if you run out of time, the financial responsibility for the accident is left to you.
A car accident that was not your fault should not create financial hardship for you and your family. When you are injured in a car accident, contact our personal injury team at Ben Crump, PLLC as soon as possible so we can ensure you have plenty of time to file your lawsuit and avoid putting your right to compensation in jeopardy.
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Our Team Is On Your Side
When our personal injury team goes to work on your compensation claim, we start by listening to your recollection of the accident. Then we start building a comprehensive case file that proves the cause of the accident. Your case file will include your:
- Crash report
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Witness statements
- Pictures of your injuries
- Car repair estimates
- Employment records
- Salary history
The documents and evidence we can include in your case file help us prove the required legal elements of your claim. They also help us assign an accurate financial value to your claim. We provide you with legal care that lets you concentrate on your physical recovery while we focus on building a successful claim for financial recovery.
Legal Care That Fights for Your Financial Recovery
If a distracted driver has hurt you or someone you love in an accident, then we can help you get compensation for your injuries. We never shy away from tough cases, and we work on a contingency fee basis to ensure you pay nothing out of pocket to get your case started.
Contact the personal injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 598-7557 to find out how a Pittsburgh distracted driving accident lawyer can help you acquire the monetary award you need.