Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Serving Accident Victims in Tacoma, Olympia, Lakewood, West Olympia, Puyallup & Federal Way
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving accidents caused 3,166 deaths in 2017 alone. Thousands more are injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers. At the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, our distracted driving accident attorneys in Olympia help people with serious injuries recover compensation for their injuries.
Simple Distractions Quickly Turn Deadly
Distracted driving has always been a problem. However, the increase in the use of cellphones and smartphones has resulted in even more distractions for drivers. Even a seemingly minor distraction, such as changing the radio station or talking with a passenger, can take a driver’s attention off the road and cause a serious accident.
Some common distractions that cause accidents include:
- Adjusting the music
- Using a cellphone
- Placing attention on passengers in the car
These irresponsible actions can have serious, and even deadly, consequences. Victims of distracted driving accidents are often angry to discover that their serious injuries and pain were caused by something so easily preventable. If you were injured by a distracted driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
The primary source of compensation in distracted driving accidents is the distracted driver’s insurance company. It is never a good idea to negotiate with the insurance company on your own, since their primary goal is to save money. Accepting an offer without legal representation could leave you with less than is needed to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. Let an experienced car accident lawyer from our firm advocate on your behalf and negotiate an appropriate settlement to cover your damages.