If a distracted driver caused you to suffer injuries in a car accident, you might have a valid legal claim to seek compensation and hold the negligent driver responsible for your damages.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine provides representation for victims of distracted driving accidents in Port St. Lucie, FL. We understand the pain, fear, and frustration you are experiencing and we can help get you the treatment and resources you need.
Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a no-cost case review.
Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Although many lucky victims walk away with minor injuries, many more come away with life-threatening injuries and permanent disabilities.
Victims of distracted driving crashes can sustain a variety of severe injuries, including the following:
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal bleeding
- Lost limbs
Unfortunately, some victims die as a result of a distracted driving crash, while others have permanent injuries and disabilities including coma, paralysis, and paraplegia.
Common Causes of Distracted Driving Injury Accidents
The advent of mobile technology – including smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices – correlates with the marked increase in distracted driving injury accidents reported by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). However, as long as drivers have gotten behind the wheel of a vehicle, driving safety has had to compete with distractions.
Other factors that distract drivers and lead to serious injury accidents include:
- Texting – or playing games on a smartphone
- Food and drink – specifically hot beverages
- Smoking – including vapor cigarettes
- Personal grooming – such as applying makeup
- Adjusting vehicle controls – tuning the radio, AC, etc.
- Retrieving dropped items – most commonly a smartphone
- Talking with passengers – including disciplining unruly children
- Consulting GPS – and other media on the vehicle’s dash display
Whatever the reason for the distraction, a driver who takes their eyes off the road put other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists at risk of serious injury accidents.
Calculating the Value of Your Distracted Driving Accident Injury Claim
Our legal team can base the value of your distracted driving injury settlement claim on the nature and extent of your injuries and how it affects your life. The damages you might claim include:
- Medical care and treatment costs
- Expected future medical care costs
- Lost wages
- Projected future lost income and benefits
- Vehicle damage repair or replacement
- Towing and rental car costs
- Personal property lost or damaged
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost life enjoyment
- Permanent injury or disability
To substantiate your claim, our investigator can obtain copies of medical records, doctor bills, pay stubs or wage statements, and car repair bills. We will also gather medical expert testimony and sworn statements from your treatment team to document the care you will require in the future.
We will build your claim, submit it to the insurance company, and begin the negotiation process with the insurer. In most cases, we can obtain a fair settlement offer without having to file a lawsuit. However, if the insurance company will not negotiate in good faith, we will be prepared to move forward with legal action if necessary.
We handle all the details, leaving you free to focus on your health and recovery. For a no-obligation case review, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine serving Port St. Lucie today at 1-800-747-3733.
Demonstrating Negligence in a Distracted Driving Injury Accident Case
To get you the settlement you deserve for your injuries and damages, we must determine who is at fault for your accident. We must then prove liability by demonstrating the at-fault party’s negligence in your distracted driving crash.
We will obtain photos of the accident scene, review police reports, talk to witnesses, and – if necessary – reconstruct the accident scene to make your case.
Once we establish the identity of the at-fault party, we must demonstrate the legal elements that demonstrate negligence on the part of the distracted driver.
Duty of Care
On the roadways of Port St. Lucie, motorists owe a duty of care to others to operate their vehicle safely. They must heed speed limits, obey the law, and focus their full attention on the road.
Breach of Duty
If the at-fault party violated their duty of care and drove while distracted – such as texting behind the wheel or glancing away from the road to switch the radio station – they have breached their duty of care to you and others on the roadway.
If in the course of breaching their duty of care, the at-fault party swerved out of their lane and collided with your vehicle, their actions caused the accident and any resulting injuries or damage.
Once we establish liability, we must provide documentation to support your actual damages. We accomplish this by providing copies of your doctor and hospital bills, wage statements, and other documents that prove your damages.
Free Case Review with a Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one sustained severe injuries in a distracted driving accident, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to explore your options. Our dedicated legal team will take the time to meet with you – at no cost – to answer your questions and explain your options for filing a claim or lawsuit.
Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more or to schedule your complimentary consultation with a distracted driving injury lawyer in Port St. Lucie, Florida.