Each year, over 400,000 Americans are injured or killed in traffic collisions caused by distracted drivers. According to Safewise, a national data review organization, Alabama ranks as the second worst state in the country when it comes to distracted driving accidents. These negligent drivers are a hazard to anyone on the road because they can’t accurately anticipate or circumvent otherwise preventable collisions and road hazards. For example, it takes a driver approximately 10 uncoordinated seconds to type and text “lol.” Those mere seconds are just enough time for a driver to collide with a slowing vehicle, hit a pedestrian, or miss important work zone signs.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents often sustain severe and debilitating injuries that necessitate expensive medical treatments, invasive surgical procedures, and ongoing professional care services. Before you start struggling under the weight of your injury-related debts, contact the Daphe vehicle accident attorney at Elizabeth A. Citrin, P.C. Our resilient and trial-tested lawyer has the skills, experience, and legal resources to maximize your claim. You can trust Elizabeth A. Citrin to meticulously investigate the collision, accurately calculate your existing and potential financial losses, and negotiate with shrewd insurance companies on your behalf. With her help, you can secure a beneficial settlement or verdict that facilitates your recovery process and protects your standard of living.
We aren’t afraid to litigate for your best interests in court. If your medical bills are piling up, contact Attorney Citrin at (251) 202-3374 to schedule a consultation.
Determining Negligence & Filing an Effective Claim
Despite the persistent efforts of lawmakers and awareness organizations, the annual number of traffic collisions caused by distracted drivers continues to rise each year. If you’ve been harmed by the actions of a negligent driver, it’s imperative that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. The success of your lawsuit is entirely dependent on your legal team proving that the at-fault driver is responsible for your injuries.
We know that an accident injury can impact your family, decimate your finances, and harm your career. Likewise, we also know that the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit has consequences that extend far beyond the walls of a courtroom. For this reason, we’re willing to go the distance to maximize your claim. By listening to your story and researching your case, we can develop a customized litigation strategy that proves your injuries are a result of the at-fault driver’s negligent behavior.
Distracted driving behaviors include:
- Talking or texting on a cell phone
- Toying with a hands-free device
- Taking photographs
- Speaking with passengers
- Adjusting the GPS or radio
- Eating or drinking in the car
- Talking to passengers
- Fixing make-up
A beneficial settlement or verdict can yield compensation that accounts for your existing and projected medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, property damages, and various non-economic damages as determined by the court. However, the defendant’s insurance company may try to limit or eliminate your damages to mitigate their financial losses. It’s crucial that you contact a lawyer before accepting an insurance company’s initial settlement offer. We can counter an inadequate settlement amount and make sure that you receive the compensation your injuries truly warrant.
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According to the Code of Alabama section 6-2-38, a plaintiff has 2 years from the date of the accident to file a civil lawsuit against a negligent party. After this deadline passes, the court will refuse to hear your case and your right to damages may be lost forever. Contact the Daphe vehicle accident attorney at Elizabeth A. Citrin, P.C to explore your legal options with a qualified and experienced representative. No matter the simplicity or complexity of your case, you can rely on Elizabeth A. Citrin to guide you through each step of this complicated legal process.
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