After an auto crash in Miami, victims may be entitled to compensation for injuries and other losses. Suppose you suspect that the other driver was texting or otherwise distracted at the time of the accident. In that case, we will investigate the facts of the case to gather evidence to prove the other driver’s negligence and liability for the crash.
When you are ready for a free consultation with a distracted driving accident & injury lawyer in Miami, FL., the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are standing by.
How Does Distracted Driving Hurt Drivers?
Distracted driving causes a large number of motor vehicle accidents. When drivers take their attention off the road, the risk of accidents increases. As the CDC notes, a distraction is anything that keeps you from focusing on driving. You should focus on the road, your driving, and the drivers’ actions around you.
When you don’t focus on driving, you are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. For example, if you are eating and driving, you might only have one hand on the steering wheel, which gives you less control. You might swerve into the next lane if you glance at your phone.
Ultimately, when you are distracted, you compromise the safety of yourself and other drivers.
Am I Entitled to Compensation If a Distracted Driver Caused My Wreck?
Florida law provides that if you sustained severe injuries in a car accident that another driver caused, you could file a claim against the at-fault party to seek compensation for your losses. Entitlement to compensation hinges on proving negligence or the duty to act reasonably safely so as not to endanger others. Distracted driving is undoubtedly considered a form of neglect.
Our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you seek the funds you are entitled to. We can:
- Investigate the facts of the case.
- Gather supportive evidence.
- Help file a third-party liability claim with the other party’s insurance company.
To secure your settlement, we must be able to show that the other party’s distracted driving caused or contributed to your Miami car accident. We cannot tell you precisely what you can get in compensation. However, once we review your case, we can help you estimate how much you may be able to recover in compensation.
How do We Prove the Other Driver Was Distracted?
Drivers can become easily distracted by numerous things:
- Fumbling for an object on the floor
- Putting on makeup
- Changing the radio station
- Conversing with other occupants of the vehicle
Of course, cell phones are currently one of the leading forms of distraction. “During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads,” explains the NHTSA.
The evidence we gather to prove the other driver was distracted depends on the form of distraction and the available information. Below are just a few examples of potentially useful items and information:
- The police report (if you or other witnesses provide statements about the other driver’s distracted behavior, e.g., talking on the phone, the police officer will notate it in their report)
- Witness testimonies
- Cell phone records
- The driver’s own admission (Some drivers instinctively explain and apologize when they cause an accident, e.g., “I’m so sorry, I was reaching for a napkin when I spilled my drink in my lap.”)
- Videos from surveillance cameras or others’ phones
What Kinds of Losses Can I Recover in a Distracted Driving Accident Claim?
When you contact a distracted driving lawyer at our firm, our goal is to recuperate the maximum amount of compensation for you, allowing you to cover your current and future accident-related losses. We will perform an in-depth analysis of what you lost physically, emotionally, and monetarily to ensure you obtain the highest settlement check given the facts of your case.
Our team will take your bills, doctors’ prognoses, receipts, and other proof of losses to generate a comprehensive assessment of your damages. We often work with financial analysts and other experts when assessing costs as well to ensure we show the insurance company the full scope of damages.
Some of the damages auto accident victims may be eligible for include:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Physical therapy, medical devices, prosthetics, mobility aides
- Future care
- In-home and long-term care
- The cost of renovating your home to accommodate a disability
- The cost of hiring help for household duties you normally would perform
- Loss of wages, work benefits, and work perks
- Reduced working capacity (short- or long-term, partial or total disability)
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering (emotional losses)
- Losses related to the loss of a loved one (loss of financial contribution, loss of support and counsel, funeral expenses, etc.) in wrongful death cases
How Can the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Help Me?
Accident claims are a significant aspect of our Miami personal injury law office; we know how to:
- Identify key evidence
- Accurately and thoroughly assess damages
- File appropriate documents
- Negotiate with the insurance adjusters
Our injury attorneys will stand up for your rights and fight for fair compensation if the insurer tries to offer you too low of a payment or wrongly deny your claim.
While most accident claims settle out-of-court, we can file an injury lawsuit, ask the judge to decide on the case, and order the at-fault party/insurer to pay you a fair award. When you work with us, our team can help with all aspects of your case, from gathering documents to speaking to witnesses.
This allows you to better focus on healing and moving on with your life. Our attorneys and support staff have a genuine passion for helping accident victims get the justice and recompense they deserve, and we value our clients’ time and input.
If you have any questions during the claims process or want an update on the status of your case, you can reach out to us and get a quick response. Our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve. We will thoroughly review your case and fight for you.
You can contact us and request a free consultation at any time to discuss your case with an accident lawyer who manages claims in Miami.
Steps to Take After a Distracted Driving Accident
Distracted driving results in the same thing as other motor vehicle crashes: Injury and property damage. Regardless of who was distracted, your safety and health are the priority after a motor vehicle accident. Get to safety and get appropriate medical help after an accident.
Be as detailed in your evidence collection as possible. This will help with your claims later. For example, take photos and videos of the location and damages at the crash site. Get the contact information of witnesses so you can reach out later as needed.
Report the accident to the appropriate authorities and insurance companies. Consider getting legal help early on to help you with your case.
We have helped many clients after their car accident cases. We are ready to help you after your accident caused by distracted driving. Our clients have left us many positive reviews, including the following:
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. I got much more than I ever expected. Job well done by Ellie and his staff. I recommend this firm to anybody who need[s] a personal injury lawyer.” ~ Arthur
“Professional and knowledgeable. Dean Levy helped me with my case. He made it to be an easy process. Thanks. ~MJ
“From the first phone call, then a visit and the Doctors I visited, I always felt my welfare came first. The law firm staff were awesome and always promptly returned my calls or texts. I was happily surprised at the relative speed of the resolution… Anidjar and Levine was my first call. I recommend they are yours.” ~Stephen
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Can I Afford a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney in Miami?
Yes. Our injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless and until we recover compensation for you. Our fees, which we collect from the final settlement, are fair and standard. In other words, you can take advantage of having our skilled attorneys manage your case, deal with the insurer, and fight for maximum damages with no upfront out-of-pocket expenses on your part.
Let us help you with your collision-related legal needs after an accident. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free accident claim assessment.
We Can Help.