Distracted Driving Accidents Are On The Rise:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, an estimated 416,000 people were injured in accidents that involved distracted driving. An additional 3,092 were killed due to motor vehicle crashes caused by inattentive driving. Now that many of us seem to be constantly wired into the “information age,” some people are finding it difficult to disengage when they are behind the wheel. Texting and cellphone use are increasingly found to be the cause of accidents that cause severe injury and death.
At The Law Offices of John V. O’Connor, we see this more frequently in our area of Wisconsin. We have handled many cases involving distracted driving and we know how to investigate them properly. Because of the nature of electronics, we are able to track when they were used by the distracted driver prior to the accident. We use this information to prove credibility on the part of a non-distracted driver if there are conflicting reports.
Many victims of distracted driving accidents settle with the insurance companies themselves instead of working with a lawyer. If you do this, you are leaving behind a lot of money that can help pay medical bills and make up for lost wages. Insurance companies are out to protect their own bottom lines, not to help you when you have been hurt.
Our law firm offers personalized service and professional representation. We pride ourselves on practicing the law ethically and responsibly. If we make you a promise, we will keep it and we will put it in writing. We will help you find the medical care you need if you haven’t already seen your own doctor and we will connect you with state-run agencies that can assist you if you are unable to return to your job because of a disability incurred in the accident. John O’Connor will put his more than 35 years of experience as a successful trial attorney to work for you.